Monday, September 30, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a community of bloggers who link up to share what they are reading. To find out what other bloggers are reading, check out the host blogs or follow on Twitter at #imwayr.

Recent Reads...

Max and Marla Are Flying Together by Alexander Boiger

I love Max and Marla. They are two friends who understand each other and help one another be stronger and braver. This book is a sweet addition to the series. Thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing #BookExcursion with a review copy.

Squeak by Laura McGee Kvasnosky

A mouse wakes up with a "squeak" and sets off a chain reaction as one animal after another also arises. This is an amusing story about forest life with lots of animal sound words that will make it fun to read aloud. Thanks to Penguin Young Readers for providing my book review group with a review copy.

Bernard Pepperlin by Cara Hoffman

A courageous dormouse takes on the evil lurking in New York City after escaping from an endless tea party. This is a clever spin-off of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, mixing the nostalgia of a classic with the modern day. Perfect for those readers who enjoy fantasy that features animals and for those who want a shorter read.

Harvey Comes Home by Colleen Nelson

Harvey gets lost, but this book is much more than a lost dog story. It's told from the perspective of Harvey, Maggie, who has lost her dog, and Austin, who has found the dog. Because of Harvey, the relationship between Austin and one of the patients at the nursing home, where he volunteers, is strengthened and a new friendship is formed. Heart-breaking at times, but you'll want to know what happens to the characters.

White Bird by R. J. Palacio

This is a gripping story of survival. Julian's grandmother, from the author's previous book, Auggie & Me, tells of her experience during World War II. It's beautiful and hopeful with a message about standing up for hate. Thanks to the publisher, I received an advance reader's copy. The book publishes in October.

13 comments:

  1. Lots of new titles for me! Thank you. I loved White Bird as well - so powerful. I want to check out Harvey Comes Home for sure!

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    1. Love the message about standing up for hate, too, in White Bird.

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  2. I hadn't heard about White Bird. I must look for it.

    I wanted to remind you and everyone else who loves children's and YA books that nominations for the Cybils will open tomorrow. I hope everyone will nominate their favorite books from the last year.

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    1. Definitely look for White Bird. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I am looking forward to reading White Bird, and Max & Marla is new to me, Lisa. I'll look for that series. I have Squeak! & need to read it! Thanks for all!

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    1. You definitely have to check out all the Max and Marla books. They are so sweet!

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  4. Harvey Comes Home and White Bird both sound like wonderful, powerful reads. Both are going on my TBR. Have a great reading week!

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  5. I thought Squeak was awesome and a great way to talk about cause and effect and causal chains with young readers. I just ordered the Max and Marla book from my library. Looks like a sweet, fall picture book. Thanks for sharing and have a terrific week!

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  6. You'll enjoy Max and Marla! Hope you have a great week, as well!

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  7. Off to check out the Max and Marla series. Looks cute!

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  8. I've seen Max and Marla in a few places now, I'll have to check it out!
    I still need to read White Bird! But I haven't read the Auggie and Me stories so I've put it off.

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  9. Harvey Comes Home is a new-to-me title that I'll be adding to my TBR list. It looks so good! Thanks for sharing, Lisa.

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