IMWAYR – June 3, 2019

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.


Board Books

Mix & Match Monsters
written by Connie Isaacs
illustrated by Barry Green
(Dover Publications, 2019)

I love mix and match board books and this one is super cute. The colors are vibrant and the monster creations are wacky and funny. My toddler ate this up and even my 9yo enjoyed flipping through it.


Picture Books

Unicorn Day
written by Diana Murray
illustrated by Luke Flowers
(Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2019)

I always enjoy Luke Flowers’ illustrations, and I think his style is a perfect match for Diana Murray’s unicorn story. Everything is over the top in this rainbow-glitter-party story. The book is able to be super fun while showing how to be inclusive of everyone.

How to Knit a Monster
by Annemarie van Haeringen
(Clarion Books, 2018)

This is one of my favorite picture books that I have read this year. It was originally published in the Netherlands, so it definitely has a bit different sensibility that many American picture books. The blurb on Goodreads sums up my feelings exactly: “A delightfully quirky celebration of the power of creativity and the secret magic of knitting.” How awesome is that?


Young Adult

Another great read. It is sort of a Death Becomes Her meets The Craft meets Mean Girls. You can see my full review here.


13 thoughts on “IMWAYR – June 3, 2019

      1. It’s my pleasure.
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        Since you have such a beautiful writing, could you provide a feedback on my blog too. I would be grateful to you. Thank you!

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  1. I think Diana Murray’s Unicorn Day will be here soon from the library. And thanks for your fun description of How To Knit a Monster, will look for it, Rebecca.

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