A few weeks ago, I review The Changing Girl and now I have the writer of the comic series here to answer a few questions. Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels and comic books. Titles include Boy Proof, The Year of the Beasts (illustrated by Nate Powell), First Day on Earth, Rose Sees Red, […]
I don’t really do a formal TBR list, but here are a few picture books that came out in 2017 that I haven’t had a chance to borrow and read yet. There’s really no reason in particular why I haven’t read these yet, it’s just that there are so many picture books coming out every month that I simply haven’t gotten around to them! Hopefully this list will remind me to start placing some holds at the library….
- A Greyhound, a Groundhog by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Chris Appelhans
Lighter than Air by Matthew Clark Smith, illustrated by Matt Tavares
The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson, illustrated Helen Oxenbury
Little Excavator by Anna Dewdney
You Don’t Want a Unicorn!, by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Liz Climo
- If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t!, by Elise Parsley
Ooooh, I have scraps of paper from high school with book titles that I wanted to read. But there are so many other interesting books to read and thing to do. #mytbrlististallerthanIamandIamnotashamed
- The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Delusions of Gender by Cornelia Fine (so I only heard about it last year. but it is apparently very good.)
- A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Look, it’s huge. Humungous. I will get to it one day.
- The Grace of Kings – Ken Liu
The Paper Menagerie scarred me so I’m scared of reading Liu’s books because I might not be able to recover from the sadness.
- A Lion Among Men – Gregory Maguire
- My Name is Red – Orhan Pamuk
- The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
Don’t forget to share your own Top Ten Tuesday list with us in the comments!
Hardcover, 248 pages Published January 16th 2018 by Seal Press Source: Publisher Often, being a person of colour in white-dominated society is like being in an abusive relationship with the world. Every day is a new little hurt, a new little dehumanization. We walk around flinching, still in pain from the last hurt and dreading the […]
When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they’re having weekly poetry sessions and, one by one, the eighteen students are opening up and taking on the risky challenge of self-revelation. There’s Lupe Alvarin, desperate to have a baby […]
I was so sure I’d done a review for Ghost already and all I’d have to do is a follow-up on Patina, but it looks like I only ever wrote a review for As Brave As You (completely unrelated to the Track series, but still my favourite MG book ever), so I’ve decided on two […]
Don’t you love the title? A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms by Paul B. Janeczko (“by” in this case means “selected by”) and illustrated by Chris Raschka is a playful, creatively-inspiring introduction to poetic forms. Page by page an example of a particular form of poem is given in bold, […]
Sophia’s neighbor Mrs. Goldman spreads love and kindness through her knitting, keeping hearts and keppies (heads) toasty warm. But when Mrs. Goldman gives her own hat to Mrs. Chen, Sophia starts to worry about her friend and her cold keppie! Mrs. Goldman is so busy taking care of others that she forgets to take care […]
*stares at piles of course-prescribed texts* Um. Yeah. Jane Oh dear – I can think of a few I read and immediately wished I hadn’t so I’ll share a few of those! Unlike Janet I don’t keep very good track of what I’ve read, so alas I’m working from memory here, so there are probably […]
Hardcover, 160 pages Published September 28th 2017 by Viking Source: Publisher Behind a cacophony of traffic noise, iPhone alerts and our ever-spinning thoughts, an elusive notion – silence – lies in wait. But what really is silence? Where can it be found? And why is it more important now than ever? Erling Kagge, the Norwegian adventurer and polymath, […]
Life wasn’t always hard for fourteen-year-old Mvelo. There were good times living with her mother and her mother’s lawyer boyfriend. Now her mother is dying of AIDS and the terrible thing that stole Mvelo’s song remains unspoken, despite its growing presence in their shack. But a series of choices, chance meetings, and Shakespearean comedy-style exposures […]
March, 1940. Eleven year old Miriam is sent to her grandparents farm while her parents travel to Germany. Their goal is to help Miriam’s Uncle Avram and infant cousins make the ocean journey to America. Miriam, meanwhile, is all puzzlement at farm life; she hasn’t stayed with Bubby and Zayde since she was a baby […]