It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kid lit focus. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kid lit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
Here is what jumped out of the stack recently…
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang, Illustrated by Charlene Chua (Simon & Schuster, October 1, 2019) - A delightful picture book about the family’s tradition of making bao and what might work for adults doesn’t always work for children.
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison (Simon & Schuster, October 1, 2019) - A beautifully illustrated story about color, self-acceptance and what is important.
The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight by Jennifer L. Holm vs. Matthew Holm (Random House Books for Young Readers, August 6, 2019) - A fun look at the relationship between siblings as told by the sibling team of Jennifer and Matthew Holm.
fly! by Mark Teague (Beach Lane Books, September 17, 2019) - I love the power of wordless books and this one about a mother and baby bird is both humorous and endearing.
Five Minutes (That’s a lot of time) (No, it’s not) (Yes, it is) by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, Audrey Vernick, Illustrated by Olivier Tallec (G. Putnam & Sons Books for Young Readers, September 17, 2019) - How can 5 minutes feel at one time to take forever and another time fly by too quickly? Parents and children will relate to this book.
Terrible Times Tables by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Merrilee Liddiard (Cameron, August 6, 2019) - Add this to your collection of math themed books. Done in the style of a Victorian math primer, with a focus on multiplication facts from 2 to 10.
Snail & Worm All Day: Three Stories About Two Friends by Tina Kugler (HMH Books for Young Readers, September 24, 2019) - I love Kugler’s Snail and Worm series and the newest one is just as fun.
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (Henry Holt, January 8, 2019) - I was late to this one partially because I was waiting on the audiobook. I will say I had mixed feelings about it. I know everyone loved it and though I enjoyed the audiobook and liked Coyote and the collection of travelers on their journey, I had to suspend reality a lot. My adult self found it a bit problematic, but I do think children will enjoy it.
Currently reading with my ears…
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts, Narrated by Ann Marie Lee (Random House Audio, February 12, 2019) - I am listening to this one for an upcoming book club. Fascinating historical fiction about the wife of the author of The Wizard of Oz and the making of the movie.
So, what are you reading?