Books! Books! Books!
One of the bright spots of the last ten months has been all the books I've finally had time to read. I have no particular criterion for picking my next read, and have read from picture books to adult fare, fiction and nonfiction. I read somewhere that in all the educational upheaval kids have gone through this year, their reading scores have actually increased markedly.
Just in case you're looking for a recommendation, here are a few of my favorites--though there have been too many to list all of them--they are mostly fairly newly published books:
Picture and board books: If You Come to Earth - Sophie Blackall You Matter - Christian Robinson A Friend for Henry - Jenn Baily/Mika Song
Saturday - Oge Mora
Early and Middle Grade: *Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? - Stephen Shaskan Prairie Lotus - Linda Sue Park Chance - Uri Shulevitz Nowhere Boy - Katherine Marsh
A Place at the Table - Saadia Faruqi/Laura Shovan *Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice - Debbie Levy/Whitney Gardner Refugee - Alan Gratz
Young Adult: The Assignment - Liza Weimer The Enigma Game - Elizabeth Wein
And let me throw in a few adult titles: The entire Inspector Gamache series (Louise Penny), starting with Still Life The Splendid and the Vile - Erik Larson Anxious People - Frederik Backman Freedom's Daughters - Lynne Olson
* Graphic Novel
illustration from I Love My Little Storybook by Anita Jeram