Thank you for reading along this year —
New posts will begin in January — and the list of spring releases is promising. There is lots of good reading ahead, including….
A tribute to the American flag by Sarvinder Naberhaus and Kadir Nelson
A picture book based on Wonder by R. J. Palacio
And a new novel by Kwame Alexander
Looking back at this year’s reading….my favorite book was The News of the World by Paulette Jiles, a novel about a ten-year-old girl finding her way back home in post-Civil War Texas.
I always have new favorites for young readers, but The Wild Robot by Peter Brown is a book that can be enjoyed by kids and adults.
It’s a thought provoking story about Roz, a robot who is washed ashore on an island filled with animals. Roz initially uses her computer brain to understand her surroundings, but soon starts to develop “feelings.” The story asks us what it means to be human at a time of rapid technological advances.
One last image….
A drawing by one of my students, based on Animal Farm. She sometimes sketched during class, and I knew it was something to do with the novel, but she waited to show me until the last class. She may have a future as a book cover artist!
Wishing you safe travels and good books during the holiday season…