Friday, July 1, 2011

Reading Roundup, June 2011

By the Numbers
Picture Books: 57
Early Readers: 2

Library: all

Writing: What are You Doing? by Elisa Amado and Manuel Monroy
This caught my eye because it's about all the different roles that reading plays. Then I realized that there were several men reading. Then I realized that it was set in Guatemala, in a probably-not-very-rich village that still values the written word.
Illustration: The Adventures of Marco and Polo by Dieter Weismuller
From the frozen Arctic to the lush jungles, Weismuller's illustrations make you want to dive in.
Overall: The Longest Night by Marion Dane Bauer
I want to write something very knowledgeable about this, but I can't. All I can say is, chills. Chills.

Because I Want To Awards
Well, That was Different: Tyrannoclaus by Janet Lawler, illustrated by John Shroades
Yep, I'm a Bad Person. I LOVED This: The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody by Shrill Travesty
Will Provoke Giggles from All Ages: Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb, illustrated by Joe Berger
Cutest. Pirate. EVER.: Small Saul by Ashley Spires