For the next several weeks, I expect my reading will be a little slower. It always happens right around the start of the school year that my time for reading slows down, and with children returning this Wednesday to class, I have already noticed the slow down. I am excited to see what the new school year will bring.
For some additional new books, check out this week's Hot Off the Press! post here. I have also held off on a few books so that I can add them to my Wednesday Nonfiction Picture Book post.
Here is my favorite Caldecott Honor Book from the past week:
Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora - You can feel the jazz in both the text and illustrations. I really enjoyed this one. It may be one of my favorite's by Isadora.
Here are some other books that I was reading this past week:
The Library by Sarah Stewart; Illustrated by David Small - I don't remember which Nerdy Book Club member recommended this one, but I felt like I was reading about me. Just loved this.
Everything Goes: Henry Goes Skating by Brian Biggs - This early reader has the feel of Biggs' Everything Goes book but the text of an early reader. I need to check out the others in this series.
Binky Under Pressure by Ashley Spires - If you haven't read the earlier Binky graphic novels, go do so. Once you have caught up, then try this one. I think this is my favorite Binky book yet.
Poseidon: Earth Shaker (Olympians #5) by George O'Connor - If you don't know about O'Connor's amazing graphic novel series, you must find them and read them all. Poseidon comes out in March 2013. I checked out the ARC from NetGalley. This one is written from Poseidon's POV which makes it a bit different from the others but still wonderful.
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage - I elected to listen to this one. I will be reviewing it on Tuesday so I will hold off on saying anything at the moment.
Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson - A bookseller friend knew how much I loved Hattie Big Sky and when this Advanced Reader's Copy came in she put it aside for me. I loved it! If you loved Hattie Big Sky, then you will be excited to see where Hattie goes next. I don't want to review it now since it won't be out until 2013, but you will want it.
So what are you reading this week?