Book Journey. Jen & Kellee from
My reading this past week was all over the place. I finally finished The Night Circus on audiobook which I would highly recommend in that format. For a book without pictures, it was truly visual and rich and very complex. I fell in love with May Amelia and Mattie (Hound Dog True). Two different girls living in two different times but both wonderful stories. Of course, I can't forget The Chronicles of Harris Burdick - inspired by the artwork various authors provide their own often eerie interpretation in short story form. Desert Elephants is a non-fiction picture book that shows the relationship between the people of West Africa, the elephants and the land.
Teach Mentor Texts have adapted this to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.
Each week I'll recap what I've read/reviewed the week before
and then look ahead to what I am planning on reading/reviewing in the upcoming week.
Last week's Book Adventures:
Holiday Book Adventures:
Here are a few of the holiday picture books that I sat down to explore. Six books and six very different stories representing the spirit of the upcoming holidays.
2012 Releases - A Sneak Peak:
This week I had a chance to read advanced copies of three picture books that will be released in early 2012. The Cloud Spinner was a beautiful tale that I truly enjoyed. My Heart Will Not Sit Down was a dramatized account of a real incident from 1931 and the story was truly moving. And How to Babysit Grandpa is a make you smile, laugh out loud sort of book. I would recommend putting these on your future TBR pile.
Upcoming Book Adventures:
I honestly have to say that I don't know which books will be my book adventures for this upcoming week. I did really enjoy Our Only May Amelia this past week and looking forward to continuing with The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm. I have Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver ready to go on my iPod as my next audiobook choice (Jim Dale is the narrator). And after seeing the movie trailer for The Borrowers, I was thinking about reading this childhood favorite. I guess you will have to wait till next week to see what I actually read.
So, what are you reading this week?
Please share! And remember to check in at Sheila's or Jen & Kellee's blog to see what they and others are reading!