I scored big at the library today. The New Books shelf was fully loaded — and I happily unloaded it right into my bag. Have you read any of these, or any other new books you loved? (The one in the middle is Crankenstein by Samantha Berger and Dan Santat, which I can’t wait to read.) Down in the right corner is Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay, which my 5 year old is enjoying as a read-aloud, lately. It’s a very sweet series that is helping me get my mind around chapter books as a genre.
Speaking of new books…I am enjoying the discussion over in the Debut Picture Book Study Group. This is a Facebook group dedicated to studying picture books by first-time authors (not author illustrators). If you like talking plot structures, voice, and character arcs, come and join in!