Each visit to our local library never fails to bring with it new and exciting discoveries. As we embark on our Summer Reading Adventure, my goal is to make a weekly video of some of our treasured favorites. I know our experience certainly isn’t unique, based on the bulging bags of books I see other families carrying out! If you have a standout selection (s) you would recommend, I would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment or e-mail me at [email protected]. Here are our picks for this week:
“Fooled You: Fakes and Hoaxes Through the Years” by Elaine Pascoe
“Landing at Ellis Island” by Holly Karapetkova
“Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers In Classic Poems” by J. Patrick Lewis
“The Trojan Horse” by Albert Lorenz
“Buried Alive! How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under The Chilean Desert” by Elaine Scott
“Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy” by Bill Wise
**”The Orphans of Normandy: A true story of World War II as told through drawings by children” by Nancy Amis
“Surviving the Hindenburg” by Larry Verstraete
“Top 10 Worst Creepy Mummies you wouldn’t want to meet!” by David Stewart
“Bambino and Mr. Twain” by P.I. Maltbie
**Our #1 pick of the week. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Hi Brooke, I just received this link from the publisher of Silent Star as my husband is the illustrator of the book. I manage him so I try to go through all of the reviews and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this. To see yours and your family's excitement over picture books is very rewarding and inspirational. In this video alone, you brought several books to my attention that I didn't know were out there that my children will love. Thank you so much for posting this and I will try to keep up with your posts throughout our crazy summer.
How wonderful! I am honored you would take the time to view the video and share your feedback. The book is so beautifully illustrated and brings to life the emotion and heart of the story, your husband did tremendous work! Thank him (and you), for such a positive contribution to children's literature.