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.
Congrats to ejmam for winning a copy of CALM DOWN, ZEBRA. If anyone knows ejmam, and knows how I can get a hold of them, please leave a comment below as I haven’t been able to track them down. Ejmam, if you see this, please email me at rebecca.anne.herzog (at) gmail.com with your address and I’ll get your copy sent to you!
I’ve been on a bit of a reading slump lately. But I’m looking to jump back in. I’m hoping to check out some great new speculative (esp horror) middle grade fiction. Where is your go to place to find new and soon to be released titles?
I recently was asked to read and review 4 new books from Akashic Books. They have taken lyrics written by beloved songwriters and turned them into illustrated picture books. Each book has its own style and the stories are often a new way to look at the lyrics.
I am excited to be giving away a book bundle of the four books below! To enter, please comment on this post and leave me a way to get in contact if you win! I will draw a winner on June 22nd, 2020!
I loved the illustrations in this book. Jamaican artist Rachel Moss beautifully captures Peter Tosh’s lyrics by using bright colors and a vibrant energy.
I love the creativity in the visual storytelling. I would not have thought of hibernating woodland creatures to pair with song, but Nusha Ashjaee’s illustrations are so cute!
As a big Dee Snider (and Twisted Sister) fan, I was excited to see what Margaret McCartney would come up with for this book. And it is great! It is a tug-of-war that any parent of toddlers will be able to relate to and very fitting for the lyrics.
The Beach Boys were my favorite band in 4th grade, so I was excited to see this one. I think they sketchy loose style of Brian Wilson’s illustrations mimic the relaxed vibe of the song.
Remember that I am giving away a bundle of these four books to one person! Just comment below to enter. Good luck!