IMWAYR – January 13, 2020

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

Chocolate Me!
written by Tate Diggs
illustrated by Shane W. Evans
(Feiwel & Friends, 2019)

My son loved the repetition in this tender self-acceptance story. The boy is singled out because his skin and hair are different but his mother helps him see that he is beautiful just the way he is.

Picture Books

Fergal and the Bad Temper
by Robert Starling
(Imprint, 2019)

Adorable and funny book. My son loved-and could relate-to Fergal and his temper. The book does a great job of showing both why he would get angry and the consequences. Very cute.

A Kite for Moon
written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
illustrated by Matt Phelan
(Zonderkidz, 2019)

Beautiful story and the illustrations are stunning. It captures the wonder of gazing up at the night sky and then reaching for the stars.

One Frozen Lake
written by Deborah Jo Larson
paintings by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
(Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012)

I love to ice fish so I was so excited to find this book. It is part counting book, part heartfelt story of a boy and his grandpa passing the time ice fishing. And the illustrations are gorgeous.

Young Adult

The Merciful Crow
by Margaret Owen
(Henry Holt BYR, 2019)

My local librarian recommended this one and I am so glad that I listened. The author expertly drops you into this amazing world that you slowly get to discover as the story unfolds. I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out. Highly recommend.

8 thoughts on “IMWAYR – January 13, 2020

  1. Chocolate Me is one I adore as well. I’m not a huge ice fishing fan, but One Frozen Lake does look like an endearing book. I live with a 2 1/2 year old so Fergal and the Bad Temper sounds like a book we should have around here. I will definitely check that one out!

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    1. In the 3 weeks I had Fergal out of the library, I bet we read it 30 times. My 3yo, really enjoyed it (and he could totally relate!)


  2. Each one looks good, Becky. I love the idea of ice fishing though I’ve never done it. We lived on a lake for a few years and loved ice skating in the winter. Have you read Twelve Kinds of Ice? Out a few years ago & a wonderful story of winter & the “right” time for skating. I think The Merciful Crow is on my list, but will check on it again. Thanks!

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  3. I’ve never gone ice fishing before, but One Frozen Lake looks like an awesome picture book to get acquainted with the sport. I’ll have to look for that one. Thanks for sharing and have a terrific week!

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  4. I cannot wait to read Chocolate Me! I just finished Sulwe this week and it sounds like a very similar acceptance story. I hope we’ll order a local copy this spring. Thanks for all these shares, Becky! (and apologies for my tardiness, this week)

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