Friday Fifteen

I am so ready for Friday. Let’s get the weekend started with some good ol’ fifteen-word (or fewer) reviews:

1. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Funke makes Venice so magical. Ending didn’t quite match the beginning for me.

2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Really enjoyed Ari’s voice and the role parents played. Gentler than I expected.

3.  Warriors Don’t Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattillo Beals
Harrowing story of the Little Rock 9. File under “bravest teens ever.”

4. After the Quake by Haruki Murakami
Like the unsettling vibe in each, but I was expecting something odder overall.

5. One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
A loose tooth and clam chowder? This book reminds me of a cozy fall morning.

3 thoughts on “Friday Fifteen

    • Annie Cardi says:

      That sounds like such a fun class theme! Unfortunately, I’m not that well-versed in picture books, but I’d check out the ‘Ologies books (Dragonology, Monsterology, etc.), The Paper Bag Princess, Jumanji and Zathura. In case you’re okay looking at chapter books, I’d suggest The Tale of Despereaux, How to Train Your Dragon, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

      Picture book aficionados, please share your suggestions!

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