Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

By Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
184 pages

A charming book full of magic, strange and interesting creatures, and smart, likable characters. One of my favorite characters is Bubbles.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Long Walk to Water

By Linda Sue Park
117 pages

This was a short and swift read.
In sparse and child friendly prose, Park conveys the effects of war on the civilian population of Sudan. The characters are completely relatable while still being outside of my frame of experience. There are two intertwined stories that come together beautifully, and I really enjoyed this book.