Every Sunday we share the books that have stalked and haunted us until we gave in and found space for them in our bookshelves.
We have just recently launched our reading theme this July-August: Diversified – Rainbow Colours of Literature.
Here are a few of my book finds from the library that are in keeping with our reading theme.
Library Finds: Picture Books!
Grandfather Counts by Andrea Cheng and illustrations by Ange Zhang, The Story of Kites by Ying Chang Compestine and illustrated by YongSheng Xuan.
The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred by Rafael Lopez and Samantha R. Vamos, Never Say A Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain by Jacqueline Jules and illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard, Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane and Hoda Hadadi.
There Is a Flower At The Tip Of My Nose by Alice Walker and illustrated by Stefano Vitale.
Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, A Symphony of Whales by Steve Schuch and illustrated by Peter Sylvada.
Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer by Tonya Bolden and illustrated by Eric Velasquez, Peace Is An Offering by Annette LeBox and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin.
My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. Mollel and illustrated by E. B. Lewis, The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle by Jude Isabella and illustrated by Simone Shin.
A Pair Of Twins by Kavitha Mandana and illustrated by Nayantara Surendranath, Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert and illustrated by Shirin Adl, In A Village By The Sea by Muon Van and illustrated by April Chu.
One Green Apple by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Ted Lewin; The Sandwich Swap by Rania Al Abdullah, Kelly DiPucchio, and Tricia Tusa; My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay by Cari Best and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales, The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story retold by Joseph Bruchac and pictures by Anna Vojtech.
The Earth Shook: A Persian Tale by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrations by Gabi Swiatkowska, Bird by Zetta Elliott and illustrated by Shadra Strickland.
The Skunk by Mac Barnett and art by Patrick McDonnell – I have no idea whether this fits our theme, but I’ve been reading so many great reviews about this book, I just have to know what the fuss is about.
Middle Grade/YA Fiction
Because I am ambitious: I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda and Liz Welch; X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, Girls Like Us by Gail Giles.