Jen and Kellee host a weekly meme called "What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA." It encourages you to share what you read during the previous week and to plan what you're going to read/review during the current week. Thank you, Kelly and Jen, for hosting this fun meme.
Zoe Gets Ready. Written and illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia. Scholastic, 2012.
When I finished reading Zoe Gets Ready, I said to myself, "Wow, I like this book a gazillion times more than I thought I would." It beautifully captures the free spirit and creativity of a six-year-old girl. Give this adorable picture book to a young adventurer in your life.
The Wheel on the School. Written by Meindert Dejong. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. 1954, HarperCollins.
I read The Wheel on the School for the Newbery Challenge.
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington. Written by Jabari Asim. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. Little, Brown, December 4, 2012.
Dear Jabari Asim, Bryan Collier, and Little, Brown:
I feel frustrated when I get to the end of a compelling nonfiction book and cannot find a bibliography, an index, an author's/illustrator's note, or source notes. This has happened way too many times during 2012. Thankfully, when I got to the end of your compelling and inspiring picture book biography, I found the perfect amount of back matter. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I look forward to celebrating this exquisite biography in December.
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin