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The Past Week:
The Past Week:
It was fun to read We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves because I lived in Davis, CA for a few years and have family there so we still visit. The author lived there and some of the book happens in Davis.
Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier was not what I thought it would be. I was not expecting a fantasy element. I guess I hadn't read the summary. I enjoyed it though. It's great middle grade historical fiction. I especially appreciated the photographs.
Compost Stew will be another picture book that I think our gardening coordinator will appreciate. It is a rhyming alphabet book that lists many things that go into the making of compost.
Blue Shoe was my least favorite of the week. I didn't hate it, but I just found it okay. I think some of the writing is memorable, but not a lot happened and it seemed that the main character didn't change much either. I love Anne Lamott's nonfiction, but this was the first time I had read any of her fiction. I will have to try another.
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher was a charmer. The characters are fun and get into all sorts of sticky situations. I did get a little tired of the word "sick" (used as a synonym for cool or awesome), but I have students who use other words like that repeatedly, so I guess it's true to life. This will be a fun middle grade book to hand to my students.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue continues The Raven Cycle. I love this series and am sad that I will have to wait again for more.
Cody and the Fountain of Happiness I read this as a digital ARC from Netgalley and will review it on Goodreads soon. It's an entertaining early chapter book about a girl, her family and friendship.
Overall, it was a great week of reading.