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.
2018 marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. I have enjoyed reading all the various books released to commemorate it and I was excited to finally get a chance to read a picture book biography. I loved the illustrations and I think it was a great introduction to Shelley’s life.
I knew nothing about this book other than I had seen a lot of buzz about it. It is absolutely wonderful. You don’t see many books that tackle memory loss. The metaphor of the colorful balloons is both beautiful and easy for a child to understand. This has been one of my favorite pictures books that I have read this year.
I do not have a ton of space, so I do not physically own very many books, but the entire Fablehaven series sits on my shelf. This is the third or fourth time that I have read the series through and I enjoy it every time. The next series, Dragonwatch, started coming out a few years ago, so I wanted to get a refresher before diving into the new ones. The thing I love about this book is that it puts the magic right in our own world–it is not a portal fantasy or another world fantasy. Highly recommend.
This was such a fun read. The four main characters are a lot of fun and it is just the right amount of creepy. It sort of feels like The Babysitter’s Club meets Goosebumps. I have started reading the second one in the series, and it is just as good, if not better. It seems like each book will be told from a different girl’s perspective, which I think is a lot of fun.