Now featuring picture books! I'm sure I didn't catch every single picture book I read this month, but I managed to keep track of a sampling of them. Enjoy!
This was a good month reading diversely, but not so good for reading outside of my usual genres. Making a note of that for next month.
For Little Kids
Let's start with the picture books...
I liked all of these, but the highlight this month was poetry, which seems appropriate. Things to Do and If You were the Moon were both lovely poetic looks at nature that would be great for a language arts or science class respectively.
And early chapter books....
Two diverse early chapter book choices! One #ownvoices title. Love it!
Oh, and don't let the dragon fool you, Dragons and Marshmallows is really about introducing the scientific method to kids. It's pretty cute and stars a girl of color who loves science.
For Older Kids
This is Just a Test reminded me that the 1980's is considered historical fiction when it comes to children's books, and The First Rule of Punk was contemporary but since zines play a role in the story, I kept feeling like I was back in the '90's. Both were everything you want in a middle grade novel: funny and heartwarming. Plus, both are #ownvoices.
I'm excited to see Jeff Zentner and Meg Medina at the Twin Cities Teen Lit Con on May 6th, so of course I had to read their books.
And here are two more teen novels I read this month. I'd give mixed reviews to both.