Beagles and Books is back to share our recent reads in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR is a community of bloggers who link up to share what they are reading. Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give it a #kidlit focus and encourage everyone who participates to visit at least 3 of the other #kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
Our Recent Reads:
Filigree’s Midnight Ride by Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst Illustrated by Claire Powell
Filigree’s Midnight Ride, the first book in the At Heels in History series. is an entertaining, engaging, and educational story about Paul Revere’s ride taught through the eyes of a pint size Pomeranian named Filigree. Written in under 200 pages with short chapters and charming illustrations, it is an appealing text for a variety of readers from those transitioning to chapter books to striving readers in the intermediate grades. To read my full review and enter a giveaway, click here.
Emergency Kittens by Jody Jensen Shaffer Illustrated by Dave Mottram
In Emergency Kittens, readers meet Mimi, Twee-Twee and Adorbs who make everything better. And one look at the cover and it is pretty clear why.
When a group of kids won’t give Sheldon his basketball back, it’s up to this trio of felines to save the day. What is their super power? Even this dog fan is mesmerized by their immense kitty cuteness. Shaffer’s text is so fun and Mottram’s illustrations are utterly adorable. Special thanks to Doubleday Books/Random House for sharing an F & G with my #bookexcursion group. Emergency Kittens publishes in January 2020.
Etta’s and Bella’s Dog Pick of the Week:
Wanting to spread the dog love, Beagles and Books has a weekly feature of highlighting a literary selection with a canine main character.
Two Brothers, One Tail by Richard T. Morris Illustrated by Jay Fleck
Two Brothers, One Tail is a heartwarming picture book that celebrates the unconditional love between a boy and his dog. Written in rhyme, Morris sweetly tells the story of their friendship by recounting the simple activities the boy and his dog do together such as laying on the grass, riding in a car, fishing, eating, and my favorite, reading. Fleck’s illustrations tenderly convey the boy and beagle’s warm relationship. The story reminds me so much of my husband’s first beagle, Beaglie, who was his best friend and taught me to be a dog mom. We still talk about him everyday.
Special thanks to fellow reading specialist and book blogger Michele Knott for recommending this precious book to me.
Etta, Bella & I thank you for visiting Beagles and Books. Happy Reading!