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.
A Shoe Story by Jane L. Rosen ☀️☀️☀️☀️
With Love From London by Sarah Jio ☀️☀️☀️☀️
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.
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.
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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