With just a couple more weeks before school starts, I am trying to keep working on some of my reading goals. I continued to work on the Caldecott (& Caldecott Honor Books) Challenge and read 26 more Caldecott Honor Books in my quest to read every Caldecott Winner and Honor Book this year. I also seem to be working my way through Jeanette Winter picture books, and quite a few other books.
Here are some of my favorite Caldecott Honor Books from the past week's stack:
Sector 7 by David Wiesner - This wordless picture book is beautifully illustrated.
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee - I love this book. Frazee's storytelling and illustrations are just plain fun.
Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson - I love finding alphabet books that are different or unusual and this one definitely fits that category.
Here are some other books that I was reading this past week:
UnWholly by Neal Shusterman - The much anticipated sequel to Unwind is almost here. Excited to have a chance to read the Advanced Reader's Copy of this book. Love Shusterman's ability to tell a story and to challenge the reader.
Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm - Somehow I missed reading this Babymouse book. I loved it and all the literary references.
Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan by Sarah Weeks; Illustrated by Jane Manning - A fun early reader.
Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World by Jeanette Winter - One of my favorite Jeanette Winter's book from the pile this week. Introduces young readers to the poems of Emily Dickinson.
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick; Illustrated by Don Tate - Effa Manley advocacy for civil rights and baseball's Negro League and its players was new to me. I enjoyed reading about Effa Manley.
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche - I really enjoyed the format of this book about houses around the world.
So, what are you reading this week?