Summer Reading Challenge Week 4

Still going with the Summer Reading Challenge!   Week four already!

The top of my list this week has to be Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld!  Book #22 Have you read this one?  If not, go to a library and find it… as soon as you can.  I’m sure the little ones in your life will love this book and it is so easy to read over and over again.

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And I found a playful place to read…our backyard playhouse!

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Look by  Jeff Mack was a new discovery for me.  Book #23 What a challenge to write an entire picture book using only two words!  And yet the words and pictures work together to tell the story so very well.  Easy reading for the adult but lots to talk about in the images. IMG_5107

The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena is really wonderful.  Book #24 A lovely story about grandparent and grandchild with realistic questions from the main character.  IMG_5070

Ellie by Mike Wu from Disney’s Pixar was a pleasure to read.  Book #25 This was Mike’s first picture book.  A great story about how a little elephant with a paintbrush saves a zoo from closing.

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The Tree House That Jack Built  by Verburg and Teague features a book within a book. Book #26 This tree house is truly a magical place and reminded me of my wish for a treehouse in childhood.  We never quite had success building one but there was no lack of trying.  This book I chose to read someplace big in my oversized chair.  Honestly, this chair can fit two people (okay, slender people but still).

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A Hungry Lion and a Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Ruth Cummins was book #27. Even though I’m not having fires these days, I sat by my fireplace (someplace warm).   And what a great book to introduce children to a word like dwindling.

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And Oops! I almost forgot Bee by Britta Teckentrup Book #28.  This one is a peek through book with absolutely gorgeous illustrations.  To really see everything in the images, you need to take a little extra time to take it all in. A book that appreciates bees is valuable and so I purchased this one for my collection!
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Join me next week and discover more new picture books as I continue the challenge.  I hope these posts are giving you some new picture books to look for at your library or in the book store.  If you’re enjoying this series, you can show your appreciation by liking my Facebook page. Or follow me on twitter

Thanks for reading and have a great day!