Show Us Your Books – 6/14/22

Happy Tuesday! I am linking up with Steph and Jana to show you the books I read this month. Our last day of school was yesterday and I have a few teacher work days/hours left this month. That means that the next few months of reading are going to be HUGE!! I can stay up late reading. I can wake up early and read. I can read all morning. I can read all afternoon. I can read whenever I want and you know I will.

Last month, I spent most of my time reading children’s books. I was reading as much as I could to select the books for the 2022-23 Battle of the Books. My list this month is pretty long, but there are a ton of children’t novels and graphic novels here. Let’s see what I’ve been reading lately.

Adult Books

A Shoe Story by Jane L. Rosen ☀️☀️☀️☀️

99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown

Meant to Be by Emily Giffin ☀️☀️☀️☀️
2022 Summer Beach Reads book

With Love From London by Sarah Jio ☀️☀️☀️☀️

Children’s Novels

All three of these books tackled big topics – undocumented immigrant families, a mass shooting and losing your mother, and losing your whole family in a fire – and they did it well. I think all three of them would be good reads for upper elementary and early middle school readers. If you are concerned about the topics, I would recommend reading them with children. I am not one to limit what my kids read ever. I let them read whatever they want and read it with them if I think there will be tough topics or they’ll have questions about the topic.

Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling

Willowdeen by Katherine Applegate

Children’s Graphic Novels

I love how these graphic novels also tackle some pretty big topics in an accessible way. They are books where kids can find people like themselves or their friends. They show kids persevering and meeting challenges, making friends, and developing confidence.

Anti/Hero by Kate Karyus Quinn & Demetria Lunetta

The Way of the Hive by Jay Hosler

The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith

Just Roll with It by Veronica Agarwal & Lee Duffey-Lavoie

Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte & Ann Xu

Currently Reading

The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker

The Islanders by Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May

The Boy in the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

I have three books going but I think I’ll finish at least one tomorrow. Once I finish these 2 children’s books, my to read list is nothing but Summer Beach Reads! Be sure to check out Steph’s and Jana’s posts and the other bloggers. There are a ton of books being discussed on this linkup! Have a great day full of sunshine and books!

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