IMWAYR – June 24, 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.


Picture Books

Hansel & Gretel
by Bethan Woollvin
(Peachtree Publishers, 2018)

I always enjoy when a fractured fairy tale is done well. I read Little Red by Bethan Woollvin and thought it was good so I had high hopes for this one. It did not disappoint. The humor was right up my alley. I also like how Woollvin uses a limited color palette in her illustrations.

Land Shark
written by Beth Ferry
illustrated by Ben Mantle
(Chronicle Books, 2015)

The illustrations totally make this book. Don’t get me wrong–the text is good too. I love all the subtle (and not so subtle) nods to sharks and shark movies. My toddler son snuggled up for multiple readings.


Middle Grade

A Small Zombie Problem
bt K.G. Campbell
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2019)

Yay for middle-grade zombie books. This is actually really cute and zany. It is a very mild horror story with some heart. You can read my full review here.


Young Adult

Caraval
by Stephanie Garber
(Macmillan Audio, 2017)

This book has been on my radar for quite awhile. So when my local librarian said that the audiobook was quite good, I checked it out. I love a good magical circus, and while this isn’t exactly a circus, it had that same feeling. It took me awhile to get used to how the main character described things visually, but overall the story was a lot of fun and I plan on picking up the next in the series.

4 thoughts on “IMWAYR – June 24, 2019

  1. I keep thinking I’ll get to Caraval, so thanks for sharing about the audiobook. I’ll have to see if my online library has a copy. A Small Zombie Problem looks cute, too — adding that one to my TBR list. I’m glad to see it’s supposed to be a series, as well!

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