The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about some adult fiction books as well.
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written by Amy Dixon
illustrated by Karl James Mountford
Sterling Children’s Books, 2017
I absolutely love this picture book. It is funny and heartfelt and just great. Both of my kids sat through multiple readings. Mountford’s illustrations are fantastic. Highly recommend.
written by Jan Eldredge
illustrated by Joseph Kuefler
Balzer + Bray, 2018
Another fantastic read. I love excellent kidlit horror, and this one grabbed me from the get go. Highly recommend. Read my full review here.
by Scott Westerfeld
Simon Pulse, 2014
Scott Westerfeld is always so consistent in his ability to tell a great story. This one was particularly fun because of the NaNoWriMo component. As an aspiring writer, I found myself easily cheering for the writer protagonist. The format of Afterworlds is pretty unique because it is essentially two books/stories wrapped together. Recommend.
by Jonathan Maberry
St. Martin’s Press, 2018
I really enjoyed this book. It is creepy and unsettling and wonderful. The story is essentially about what happens when nightmares and reality collide and spill into each other. Jonathan Maberry, with all his amazing skill, has written a book about dreams that actually makes you feel like you are in a waking dream. And it’s just fantastic.