It's Monday! What are you reading? was started by Sheila at Book Journey and was adapted for children's books from picture books through YA by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. You can visit either site for a round up of blogs sharing their weekly readings and thoughts or search Twitter for #IMWAYR.
Last Week's Posts
- Ellis Island for Kids - historical fiction and memoirs. Part two in a three-part series about US immigration focuses on the role of Ellis Island, as told through memoirs, family stories, and historical fiction.
- New Books from Kids Can Press. The first of April brought a new crop of wonderful diversity-focused books from Kids Can Press. This post review four of my new favorites.
The Wee Free Men (2006) by Terry Pratchett. The recent passing of Terry Pratchett made me immediately nostalgic for this series. The Wee Free Men is the first book in the Tiffany Aching sub-series of Discworld books, and, I am embarrassed to report, the only sub-series of Discworld books that I have read. (Those in the know, which books should be on my must read list?)
Nine-year old Tiffany Aching is perfectly positioned when unusual events start occurring around her; after all, she has read the dictionary straight through and always carries a piece of string. Only when Miss Tick confirms that Tiffany might, in fact, be a witch, does her adventure really start to take off (metaphorically speaking - no broomstick for Tiffany yet). This delightful book was a riot to re-read and a series that I highly recommend.
Award-Winning Books Reading Challenge update: 10 books, 2 dedicated posts
Dive into Diversity Challenge update: 63 books, 22 dedicated posts (New Books from Kids Can Press)