Monday, February 14, 2022

Recent Reads

Every Monday, I share books I have recently read. I also participate in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, 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, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers, or follow on Twitter at #imwayr.

Recent Reads...

Friends Are Friends, Forever by Dane Liu and illustrated by Lynn Scurfield

Dandan spends one last Lunar New Year with her friend, Yueyue, before moving with her family to America. Together they make paper snowflakes like they usually do and Yueyue gives Dandan the supplies she'll need to make them in her new home. When Dandan makes a new friend, she shares the gift she received and the tradition with her. Based on the author's experience migrating to America, this is a heartfelt story.

No Bunnies Here! by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Ross Burach

It's the day of the Hoppy Day Parade in Bunnyville and a wolf has shown up. The bunny narrator very humorously tries to convince the wolf that there are no bunnies. The wolf does not give up and his reason for wanting to find a bunny is a surprise. This is an amusing story of unlikely friendship with a message about making assumptions.

Powwow Day by Traci Sorell and illustrated by Madelyn Goodnight

River is still not feeling well enough to dance at the powwow. As she watches her sister and friends dance, she wishes she could, too. As the celebration continues, she remembers the reason for the dancing and takes comfort in the fact that her community is part of her healing. Gorgeous book.

Cornbread & Poppy by  Matthew Cordell

Cornbread is prepared for winter, but Poppy is not. When Poppy decides to go up Holler Mountain to forage for food, Cornbread knows it is dangerous, but, as a friend, he goes along with her. The mice have an adventure that involves a surprise and friendship. This is a sweet early reader about two friends who support one another.

1 comment:

  1. Love seeing about those first three, Lisa. 'Friends are Friends Forever' looks so nice. It must be hard to leave all one knows behind. I have also shared Cornbread and Poppy, will be a cute series! Happy Valentine's Day!