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.
This is an adorable book. It is a perfect read aloud because it is written in such a way that you easily fall into the stuffy-nosed-I-have-a-cold voice of the main character. I also loved the illustrations. I feel like it has wonderful little easter eggs for the parents, like the sheer exhaustion on the mom’s face as she tries to do laundry with the little boy clinging to her leg. Highly recommend.
As you probably already know, I love creepy books. And this book does creepy so well. But it also has a ton of heart. Read my full review here.
A few years ago, I picked up a copy of Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack and absolutely loved it. The next book in the series comes out this September and it is a crossover between Jack and his other graphic novel character, Zita the Spacegirl. In preparation for it, I decided I needed to read the Zita trilogy. This first one is a portal type fantasy and it is a lot of fun. I’m excited to read the other two as well.
Jonathan Maberry’s Rot and Ruin series is fantastic, so I was so excited when he announced that he was revisiting the series. Before the zombies, the town in Broken Lands was basically an immigrant detention camp on the Texas-Mexican border. Even in the zombie apocalypse, racism still seems to be a problem and Gutsy and her friends have to try to get out of a town that no one wants them to leave. This book definitely feels like it is setting up the rest of the series, so I am looking forward to the subsequent books.