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.
The amazing children’s librarian my my local library suggested this picture book and I am so glad that I checked it out. The story is very clever and introduces the reader to all sorts of different architecture. I also love the layering in the story. It is a book that you could read with a young child and talk about the journey of the little brick. And you can read it with an older child and discuss deeper topics (like how the brick doesn’t want to be a castle because of all the wars and people hurt in them). If you were a brick, what would you want to be?
A SLOTH PICTURE BOOK! Need I say more?! The concept for the book–a sloth accidentally ends up at the Zoom instead of the Zoo–is really fun. You can read my full review here.
I enjoyed Morag Hood’s book, I AM BAT, so I was really excited to check out her newest book. The story is cute and I like the illustrations. It reminded me a bit of YOU ARE (NOT) SMALL by Anna Kang or MINE! By Jeff Mack.
I was waiting for an audiobook on my TBR to become available, so I checked this one out on a whim. It was SO good! The plot was compelling and the writing was excellent. It is more mystery that spooky, but there is a ghost. I would highly recommend this one.
I have been looking forward to reading this one for months. I decided to listen to the audiobook. It is an historical fiction novel about the Donner Party with a paranormal twist. I love how Katsu wove in the true elements of the party members’ lives. The characters are well developed and it made me want to learn more about them after I finished the book. Overall, it was quite good. A great book to read this October if you’re looking for something creepy.