I hope you all have survived April Fools Day without any mishaps! Here are the March 2015 #k8approved books and reviews plus a new giveaway. Are you looking for new books? Get one (or a bunch!) free at Readers for Cats Fundraiser with your donation. Help animals, get books, win, win. Happy reading!
I really enjoyed this short story. Jade (the main character) is a tough cookie and I can see how she might get on the nerves of some readers, but for me it worked. Her “me vs. the world” outlook and tough girl persona didn’t seem forced. Jade was something different from what I’ve seen lately in books and it really worked. Plus this short story is filled with twists, if you think a lot can’t happen in a short story, then you haven’t read Those Four Letter Words. And Reed…well let’s just say he makes the book boyfriend list ;).
Going Places is a story for the creative at heart. This picture book encourages out-of-the-box thinking, the thinking that leads to the greatest inventions and adventures. Unlike the previous work I’ve read illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, the illustrations in Going Places are rendered digitally which gives this book a bolder feel. This book has an important message for readers of all ages. How many times do we question how things are and have always been? “But who said it had to be a go-cart?” sums up this theme. Inspiring, diverse, and bold Going Places is a must for picture book lovers.
And don’t forget you can get a book (or a bunch!) free at Readers for Cats Fundraiser with your donation!