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.
To Carnival!: A Celebration in Saint Lucia by Baptiste Paul and illustrated by Jana Glatt
Melba is excited for Carnival, but she wakes up late and misses her ride to town. As she makes her way to town on foot, she meets friends and the journey itself becomes part of the fun. The illustrations are bright and detailed, capturing the festiveness of a community celebration. The back matter gives further insight into St. Lucia and Carnival.
Full Moon by Camilla Pintonato
Rabbits plan a secret full moon celebration and invite their forest friends to attend. This is a very sweet and magical story highlighting the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
Something Stinks! by Jonathan Fenske
There is a terrible stench and skunk invites readers along to figure out where the smell is coming from. Readers will be amused that they can see the cloud of stench trailing behind Skunk, but Skunk does not. The book includes lots of humor that will appeal to kids and the illustrations are really entertaining.
Linked by Gordon Korman
Like other books by Gordon Korman, this is an engaging read with realistic middle grade characters. A school community comes together after a swastika is discovered on the wall of the middle school. The book explores important and relevant themes related to tolerance and forgiveness. Thanks to the publisher for providing my book review group, #BookExcursion, with an advanced reader's copy. The book publishes in July.
Summer Reading Recommendation
The Therapist by B. A. Paris
I was intrigued by this psychological thriller and read the book in one day while at the beach. There were secrets and twists and it had me guessing up until the end. I read a digital review copy and the book publishes in July.