I can't believe it is October already! There has been SO much has gone on since I last posted. The new school year was off with a bang! It was a crazy time, but good time. And then I got sick! I was out of school for a week! I have never been off that long due to illness. I'm still not 100%, but I am on the road to recovery. It is going on month now and I'm ready to feel healthy again!
I find that when I am that sick, I cannot read! I am not able to focus long enough to follow a book. I was able to read a little bit, but not a whole lot during the time that I was really sick. To illustrate how sick I really was I was not able to finish Raina Telgemeier's new graphic novel Ghosts. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I'm looking forward to starting it over again and enjoying it.
I have read a few picture books when I started to feel better. I read Salina Yoon's newest Penguin book Penguin's Christmas Wish. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I can't say enough good things about this book. It is a bit bittersweet because this is her last Penguin book. Though, Salina has said that he will appear in other books. It was great to see other friends make an appearance in this book. If you haven't read any of Salina Yoon's Penguin books I highly recommend you run, not walk to get yourself a copy of these books. I am hoping to be able to meet Salina Yoon this May when she is appearing at a book festival near where I live.
Two other books I read are also Christmas books too. I read Jan Brett's Gingerbread Christmas. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. One of my favorite books has been The Gingerbread Baby, so I was quite happy to see this one. There is always so much going on with the illustrations as soon as I finished reading the text, I had to go back and "read" the illustrations. I always find myself getting lost in Jan Brett's illustrations. This book will be published by Penguin Random House on October 18, 2016. I was sent this copy for review.
The second book I read was also sent to me by Penguin Random House and will also be published on October 18, 2016. It is Maple and Willow's Christmas Tree by Lori Nichols. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. This book was great! I didn't know until I went to record this on Goodreads that this is the fourth in a series about these two siblings. I loved how Willow worked hard to make Christmas better when things don't go as planned. I'm going to have to find the other books about these siblings.
Since I am hopefully on the mend I will be able to be reading some more!