We got our first Scholastic book club order yesterday, and I couldn't help but buy some cute new books to freshen up our shelves. Here are two winners from our pile:
Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw is awesome in so many ways! First, it features characters of color (yay!) in a story that isn't about Civil Rights or slavery. Second, it is so much fun! Lola's daddy takes her to the library every Saturday, and each night of the week they read a different story. When they read a book about princesses, she pretends to be a princess the next day. When she reads a book about monsters, she pretends to be a monster the next day. This was a really cute story, and it goes over the days of the week as well.
The Very Itchy Bear by Nick Bland is another really cute book. Flea wants to say Hello to Bear, but Bear doesn't really appreciate how Flea goes about it. They fall in the sea, but after Bear gets rid of Flea he finds that he kind of misses the little guy. The illustrations are really cute and entertaining, and in the end Bear and Flea become friends. This was a great pick.
Every week Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns hosts What My Child Is Reading. Kid Konnection is another weekly feature highlighting children's books, hosted by Julie at Booking Mama.