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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

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