Thursday, March 1, 2018

Taking Stock - February 2018

Wee-oh! Did February fly! Yikes! Two months of 2018 in the books already!

Total posts this month: 26
Total books read this month: 34
Total books read this year: 57

Audio: 6/11
Debut: 0/1
Picture Book: 13/ 22

The Good: I caught up to my GR goal thanks to our school break. My "Daily Booktalk" posts were dedicated to books featuring African American authors/ illustrators. I did double * one book this month, which I plan on reviewing this weekend.

The Bad: Aside from the Daily Booktalk posts, I didn't do much reviewing.

The List:
24. Heroes of Black History by the Editors of Time for Kids (2/2)
25. Ain't Nothing but a Man: my quest to find the real John Henry by Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson (2/3)
26. Bertha Takes a Drive: how the Benz automobile changed the world by Jan Adkins (2/7)
27. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2/7)
28. The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: a true story about an accidental invention (really) by Barry Wittenstein (2/7)*
29. Scythe by Neal Shusterman (2/10)*
30. Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown (2/11)
31. Dorothea Lange: the photographer who found the faces of the Depression by Carole Boston Weatherford (2/11)
32. The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford (2/12)
33. Malcolm Little: the boy who grew up to become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz (2/12)
34. Time Shifters by Chris Grine (2/13)
35. Voices from the Underground Railroad by Kay Winters (2/15)
36. Alex & Eliza: a love story by Melissa de la Cruz (2/15)
37. When Paul Met Artie: the story of Simon & Garfunkel by G. Neri (2/16)*
38. Curse of the Harvester by Greg Grunbeg & Lucas Turnbloom (2/17)
39. Last Laughs: prehistoric epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen (2/18)
40. The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Oxtertag (2/18)
41. Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry (2/18)
42. How to Make Awesome Comics by Neill Cameron (2/18)
43. Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai (2/19)
44. Barack Obama: son of promise, child of hope by Nikki Grimes (2/19)
45. Ella: queen of jazz by Helen Hancocks (2/19)
46. Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade by Trinka Hakes Noble (2/19)*
47. Chadwick's Epic Revenge by Lisa Doan (2/20) (SLJ review)
48. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (2/21)*
49. Blue Grass Boy by Barb Rosenstock (2/22)
50. Waiting for Pumpsie by Barry Wittenstein (2/22)
51. Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander (2/23)*
52. Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle (2/23)
53. Posted by John David Anderson (2/23)
54. Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey (2/24)*
55. Forgotten Bones: uncovering a slave cemetery by Lois Miner Huey (2/25)*
56. Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko (2/25)**
57. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (2/28)*

1 comment:

  1. Still, that's a whole bunch of books read so far this year! Awesome!! Happy March!