IMWAYR – April 1, 2018 (Giveaway)

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.

Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other Kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR piles.

Picture Books

The Hug
written by Eoin McLaughlin
illustrated by Polly Dunbar
(Faber & Faber, 2019)

I am giving a copy of THE HUG away on my full review post of the book, so be sure to check it out and enter!

I was sent a copy of this book to review, and it is absolutely adorable. It is a topsy-turvy book, so you read the story from hedgehog’s perspective first. And then you flip the book over and upside down to read the story from Turtle’s perspective. It is really fun and feels like you’re reading two books for the time-price of one, making it a great bedtime read.

Giraffe Problems
written by Jory John
illustrated by Lane Smith
(Random House Books for Young Readers, 2018)

Oh my goodness, this book was hilarious. Jory John and Lane Smith always produce high caliber books and this book did not disappoint. The voice of each character is so distinct–I especially liked tortoise. This will be one that we will add to our home shelf.

Thank You, Omu!
by Oge Mora
(Little, Brown and Company, 2018)

I had heard a lot of buzz about this book before picking up a copy. I thought that Omu was the name of the character on the cover, so I was surprised and pleased to find out who Omu really was and what Omu really means. This books reads like a timeless urban folktale and I love it. Another one for the home shelf.

Middle Grade

The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away
by Ronald L. Smith
(Clarion Books, 2018)

I have so many mixed feelings about this one. I was drawn to the creepy alien cover as I am always looking for spooky middle-grade. Overall, it is a good book for the right reader. You can read my full review here.


How to Fracture a Fairy Tale
by Jane Yolen
(Tachyon Publications, 2018)

I read this one a few months ago and I kept meaning to post about it because it is fantastic. Any fan of Jane Yolen’s storytelling ability will enjoy this collection of short stories. Usually I don’t get a lot out of author’s notes, but I really enjoyed reading each short story and then Jane’s accompanying note. It was really cool to learn exactly how she went about fracturing each tale and her inspirations for doing so. Highly recommend. And, as a bonus, the cover is beautiful too. Tachyon always does a great job with the quality of their books.

3 thoughts on “IMWAYR – April 1, 2018 (Giveaway)

  1. Oh how cute — I’m definitely adding The Hug to my “want to read” list and I’ll be heading over to your full review. I remember loving Giraffe Problems and Thank You, Omu had such a great message and beautiful artwork. Thank for all the shares and have a wonderful reading week, Rebecca!

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