This week I have been reading more books in my 100 Children’s Book Challenge. Head over to the 100 Children’s Book tab for my full list!
I cannot believe it has been four weeks of my reading challenge! I’ve read quite a few books, but not quite as many as I had planned. Tune in later in the week for a check in on the challenge!
This week I actually utilized our local library’s e-book loan system. (I know…I didn’t even buy them!)
The first book I read was one off of my “Old Favorites” list. The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary, tells the story of Ralph S. Mouse – a courageous, rebellious mouse – and his new friend, Keith – a young boy staying in Ralph’s motel with his parents. The two bond over a toy motorcycle and become friends. When Keith gets sick, it is Ralph and his motorcycle who must journey out and save the day!
I remember that I loved this book as a kid. I also know that there is a movie out there – I know I’ve seen it! I fell in love with Ralph S. Mouse all over again. I recommend this book to all kids, lovers of imagination, and daring mice just waiting for their lives to begin!
My second novel this week was a “New To Me” read. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Bloom, is the story of almost 12-year-old Margaret and her life as a new student in a suburban 6th grade. Bloom tackles all the struggles of the 6th grade with finesse and characters who really stand out.
I could not believe that I had never read this before! How on Earth did I miss out on Are You There, God? I felt like the awkward 6th grade girl I once was. This masterpiece should be read by all girls. Even if they are 12 (+20) years old now!
This week’s picture book comes from the “Old Favorites” list. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a fantastic story about a world where the weather is food. Lots of crazy things happen, including amazing illustrations.
I actually had never read this one until I was an adult. We bought it one year for the “things to play with at Aunt & Uncle’s house” box. It has really great illustrations and is a fun little story. Everyone should read it once.
Well, that’s what I read! What did you read this week? Have you read these books before? What should I read next?
Let’s chat in the comments!