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What I Read This
Bear and Bunny by Daniel Pinkwater
This is a heartwarming picture book of two friends, bear and bunny, who are inseparable and looking for a pet to love and care for. Young readers will find humor with bear and bunny's misunderstanding when they think they have found a kitty. The illustrations are lovely - bear and bunny are drawn with soft, pale colors adding to the sweetness of the story.
All Paws on Deck (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1) by Jessica Young
This book series is part of Scholastic's Branches line of books written for readers transitioning to chapter books. In the story, two imaginative dogs imagine a wagon is a pirate ship. Their adventures include sailing the seas, looking for treasure, and facing a sea serpent. The characters and the play on words make the story humorous. Each page is illustrated and includes speech bubbles in addition to the text. There is only a sentence or two of text on each page which makes it suitable for early readers.
A Whole New Ball Game by Phil Bildner
This chapter book is about two boys who love and play basketball, but it is also about so much more. It's about two friends, one who has autism, and the other who understands and supports him. It's about learning to give others a chance. It's about teamwork. It's about education and what's important as far as learning (the teacher in the story does not believe in test prep). Rip and Red, the main characters, are interesting to read about. Basketball is interwoven throughout the story, making the book appealing to sports fans. This is the first published book in a series and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Ninja Timmy by Henrik Tamm
This middle grade novel has absolutely gorgeous illustrations. They are detailed and colorful and bring the imaginative and magical quality of the story to life. The tale tells the story of Timmy, a cat, and his friends who decide to become ninjas to rid their neighborhood of wrongdoing. This is a book for readers who like reading about adventure and the world of fantasy.