This week I have been reading books on my Challenge List. I met this week’s goal of reading 3 books. I also met the goal that at least 1 will be new to me! In fact, they were all new to me, so that helps!
The book I spent the most time with this week was…..
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Summary Courtesy Amazon
I really enjoyed this novel. I actually was unaware that it was told from different POVs until I got to “Part 2”! August’s experiences in middle school, the perspectives of his friends and family, and getting into different characters’ minds all work to make this a great book. This would be a great read to talk about how compassion, honor, and truth mix to create who we are.
The book I can’t believe I never read was…..
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson, is the cute story of what Harold does when he follows the drawings of his purple crayon and his imagination. This cute story tells of this boy and the places his imagination can take him.
The book I want to share with nephews and nieces……
Press Here, by Herve Tullet, is a very fun and interactive book. The text of the book asks you to different things to the dots on the page. Even though I sat here, as an adult, to read this alone, I “pressed here” and “tapped there” and “shook the book”! Very cool book!
What did you read this week? Did you follow your reading plan? What should I read next from my 100 Children’s Books list?
Let’s talk books below!