I had a lovely first day of school, but I am always shocked on how fast the summer goes! Wow. It just...well...whooooooosh. And it's gone.
But I did get some reading in. Yay!
Here are seven books I really enjoyed:
Really a fun and interactive book. No wonder Mo Willems keeps winning the Geisel. He really knows how to write a picture book that is such fun to read aloud.
For the Middle Grade crowd:
Sidekicks by Dan Santat is just plain fun. Loved the friendship. And I laughed about this book. A lot.
Many people have praised this book, and I was a bit late to the party. Why did I wait so long to read it?? It made me think hard about lots of important things. Palacio's use of multiple POV really works.
This was my first book of the summer. What a way to start. I loved so many things about this book, especially the main character and his voice. This is one trilogy I am can't wait to read more of.
For those that enjoy Young Adult Books:
I'd heard lots about this book over the years. Finally tracked down a copy. *Love*. I wish I could think outside of the box the way Diana Wynne Jones did. If you loved Roald Dahl and Eva Ibbottson as a kid, you will love this book.
Hmmmm...how to describe this book. Well, it's not what I thought it was going to be like--and yet it was exactly how it should have been. How is that for vague? And yet, I can say no more. Except this: Read it.
I am reading this one right now. It's just so......smart. It is a very intellectual and lyrical take on dragon mythology. (Want in on a little secret? When I read this book, it makes me feel smarter....)
Such a great summer filled with books!
I started reading The One and Only Ivan to my kids today. I hope they love it much as I did.
So, what did you read this summer. (You don't have to list 7 if you don't want to. I just did because of my 7 post with 7 things to celebrate The Seven Tales of Trinket. Which comes out in 5 days!!)