IMWAYR – July 1, 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

Monster Trucks
written by Anika Denise
illustrated by Nate Wragg
(HarperCollins, 2016)

We really enjoyed reading this one.. I always love a good pun so this spooky take on a monster truck rally was a lot of fun.

Bedtime for Monsters
by Ed Vere
(Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers, 2012)

I love finding books that push a little into the realm of a little spooky for kids. This book is all about the monster on the way to the kid’s house to eat him…or is he? I read this to my two and a half year old and we both loved it. The cuteness of the illustrations as well as how you read the book balance out the spook factor. But it makes for a really fun read.

Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution.
written by Rob Sanders
illustrated by Jamey Christoph
(Random House Books for Young Readers, 2019)

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots was last week. I had the opportunity to to attend the book launch with the author and illustrator of this beautiful picture book. You can read my full review here.

Out There
by Tom Sullivan
(Balzer + Bray, 2019)

I think that this is a great book for a wide range of ages. My toddler seemed to enjoy listening and looking at the illustrations. The questions posed by the main characters in the book were good jumping off points for my nine year old daughter and I to think about ourselves. And the ending of the book definitely made me smile.

4 thoughts on “IMWAYR – July 1, 2019

  1. Bedtime for Monsters looks so cute. My kids like a little spooky and this looks like something my youngest could handle. I’m also adding Out There to my list. Thanks for the shares, Rebecca, and have a wonderful reading week!


  2. I loved Stonewall, a good n-f book to show some early LGBTQ history and how wonderful that you attended the book launch. Happy to see those for young readers, too, like Bedtime for Monsters & Out There. It’s great to see so many space books out this year! Thanks, Rebecca!


  3. I’ve added Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution to my list. I really enjoyed listening to a program on Stonewall on the radio last week while my partner and I were travelling.
    I love Ed Vere so will be getting a copy of Bedtime for Monsters!


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