5 Books I’m Taking to Canada
We have a family trip to Canada coming up and I’m bringing some books along:
Let’s see, what do we have here . . .
The Puppets of Spelhorst by Kate DiCamillo
This one comes out on October 10th. Why am I bringing it? Do I have to explain? I read everything that Kate DiCamillo writes. Don’t we all?
The Eyes & the Impossible by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Shawn Harris
I’ve heard many great things about this book, yet I’ve purposely avoided learning what it’s about. So this will be a complete surprise read.
Doodles from the Boogie Down by Stephanie Rodriguez
This book just looks like a good time. You have to bring some funny books along, right?
The Book That No One Wanted to Read by Richard Ayoade, illustrated by Tor Freeman
This one caught my eye because I’m a big fan of Tor Freeman. It’s also been getting good reviews so I’m in.
Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life by Jerry Pinkney
Whenever I’m reminded that the great Jerry Pinkney is no longer with us, I feel sad. But man did the guy leave a lot for us to remember him by. This book is an autobiography of sorts that I’ve been waiting for the right time to read.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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