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As of today, I'm about 50 pages in to A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean, which is, so far, a touching story about a girl who decides to take a pledge of silence further than expected. I'm curious to see what will happen when Cally befriends her new neighbor and if her father will change how he interacts with Cally because of her silence.
Last week, I also read:
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems * * * * *
The Tooth Mouse by Susan Hood * * * *
The Underwear Book by Todd Parr * * *
Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson * * * *
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer * * *
LLama LLama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney * * *
The Monsters' Monster by Patrick McDonnell * * * * *
Oh, No! by Candace Fleming * * * * *
I'm Bored by Michael Ian Bla
Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes * * * * *
Barnum's Bones by Tracey Fern * * * *
We the Kids by David Catrow * * * *
Dandelions by Even Bunting * * * *
Abandoned! A Lion Called Kiki * * *
Earthling! by Mark Fearing * * * *
Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner * * *
Water Dance by Thomas Locker
Desert Elephants by Helen Cowcher * * *
The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill * * *
Skippyjon Jones in the Dog House by Judy Schachner * * *
Hooray for Reading Day by Margery Cuyler * * *
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Malachai Gerstein * * * * *
Benny and Penny in Lights Out by Geoffrey Hayes * * *
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng * * * *
Pig Picnic by Patricia Hubbell * *
This coming week, I am looking forward to finishing A Dog Called Homeless, even though I have a feeling that it'll have me in tears before I finish it! I also finally got my hands on a copy of Tom Angleberger's The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, which I cannot WAIT to dig in to. (I have a feeling it'll cheer me up after I finish Homeless!) I also feel like I did a much better job of reading more picture books last week, so I'm hoping I can keep that up this week!
Have a great week, and don't forget to READ!