Jen & Kellee over at Teach Mentor Texts host a meme every Monday that invites people to share the children's and young adult books they have been reading over the past week and what they plan on reading the following week.
Of the picture books above from my list on Goodreads, my favorite this week by far was This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. I just cannot believe that he has managed to do it again. If you have read I Want My Hat Back, you may understand what I mean. I was not sure how he could top that one, but he has once again managed to make me laugh, think, and wonder. I love it!
The Moccasins comes in at second place. The story is told simply and the illustrations are also simple. The story is of a boy taken in by foster parents and given the gift of moccasins. It is a beautiful story of family love. This book was part of an order I got in from Oyate. The order also included these three cool board books below, but they aren't on Goodreads. All three are from the Fond du Lac Ojibwe Head Start in Minnesota. The first two feature contemporary Native American children. niimiwin follows a boy and girl through preparations for and participation in Pow Wow. The pictures are fantastic and the text includes Ojibwe words along with the English. Boozhoo again has a simple text of Ojibwe words along with English as it shows children doing daily activities. Our Journey is a beautiful book teaching readers to greet and thank every part of creation from the north, south, east, and west. I am looking forward to reading more of the books that I got in this order. I am thankful that a friend from the Ho-Chunk Nation Youth and Learning Center came to visit and showed me some excellent books to purchase for our library.
From my Goodreads review -