In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
Thanks to: TeachMentorTexts and Unleashing Readers for the inspiration! Thanks to Jen and Kellee for the meme! Silent shriek… yes. I had a huge pile of wonderful beautiful books waiting for me after the two week holiday break. I LOVE opening up book presents to see what I ordered! Thrilled with the balanced results this time. I was able to get a few books for my loom bracelet obsessed students, origami books for my folding fanatics, new novels and gorgeous picture books including some award winners and more… I love exploring the new books as well! I’ll try to balance it out and not share them all this week though…
First: Favorite read of the week:
The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat – upon finishing this book, my son and I immediately reread it. We couldn’t get enough of the end papers, chatted about whether we preferred the hard cover or sleeve more for the design, talked about friendship, and chatted about imaginary friends. I loved finding a new book that once again leads me to talking about being brave and taking risks! Highly recommend hopping up, running to the store, and purchasing a copy of this treasure! Sure to become a classic! Goodreads Summary: “This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle.”
Graphic Novel Fun:
Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle by Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Graphic Novel, 3rd grade and up – THE FINALE!! LOVED how all the books came together in this final book, quite entertaining and humorous. Just a fantastic series. Can’t wait to pass this book to my rabid fans of Lunch Lady at school! Goodreads Summary: “Lunch Lady and Betty have been unceremoniously cut from the school budget, and the timing couldn’t be worse–the villains from all nine of her previous adventures are worming their way back into Thompson Brook with a masterfully devious plan. Will the Breakfast Bunch still be able to count on Lunch Lady’s superhero gadgets and abilities to save the school, or are they on their own? Don’t miss Lunch Lady’s swashbuckling finale!”
Chi’s Sweet Home Volume 10 by Konami Kanata – Graphic Novel, all ages. I just love the vibrant personality of Chi. Such a cute little cat and what a story! This time you follow Chi as he meets some kitten friends, learns what a “mom” is, and realizes he is a different species from his human family. Thought I’d include a little video that connects to the tv show for Chi:
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli – WAY WAY WAY too cute. Love the art, love the simple text, and thrilled to add it into the collection. Goodreads Summary: “With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love.”
I’m presently in the middle of a fantastic Wendy Mass novel – A Mango-Shaped Space, LOVING THIS ONE… a former student who knows me well emailed to tell me I just had to read it immediately… (Honestly was surprised I hadn’t read this one yet… thought I read all of Wendy’s books.)
Also, I’m listening to Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Ok, I admit, this one is hard to “get” at first when you’re listening since there’s loads of emails back and forth but now that I’m accustomed to the characters and style, I’m enjoying it… not as much as Eleanor and Park or Fangirl, but I’m enjoying it…
I’m in the midst of reading a few other books, one of those weeks where I’m picking up many but not quite finishing as much as I usually do… plus not sharing about all the absolutely fantastic newly arrived books yet… but soon!
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