Can You See Me? [Mikhala Lantz-Simmons & Mohammad Rasoulipour]

Can You See Me? by Mikhala Lantz-Simmons and Mohammad Rasoulipour is an incredibly fun children's book that I actually had quite a bit of fun reading. There's a genuine and wonderful cleverness to how the illustrations in this book are constructed. The book is, as the cover suggests, a unique conglomeration of shapes, put together…

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I Am Not a Label [Cerrie Burnell]

I Am Not a Label by Cerrie Burnell and illustrated by Lauren Mark Baldo is perhaps one of the best books I have ever read detailing successful people with disabilities or mental health issues. A collection of short biographies of a vast number of people throughout history who have done well in their lives but have…

Color by Number Animal Friends [Dover Publications]

Let's be completely honest here, I really only requested Color by Number Animal Friends by Dover Publications for one reason. There's a fox on the cover. And I'll admit that there's something truly interesting about requesting a digital version of a coloring book. Half of me genuinely wondered whether I could print it out just to actually…

Under the Cottonwood Tree: El Susto de la Curandera [Paul Meyer & Carlos Meyer]

Under the Cottonwood Tree or El Susto de la Curandera by Paul Meyer and Carlos Meyer, illustrated by Margaret Hardy was a fascinating and beautiful tale about a family and how the love they share can overcome any amount of hurt, anger, and hate. Coupled with stunning and exquisitely colored artwork, this is definitely a book…

Essential Speed Reading Techniques: How to Become a Better, Faster Reader [Katya Serberson]

Essential Speed Reading Techniques: How to Become a Better, Faster Reader by Katya Serberson is a pretty phenomenal book. It does exactly what it says it does, that is, presents various methods one can use to improve their reading speed while still retaining their comprehension. Not only that, but this book also includes practice activities…

Journey to the Volcano Palace [Tony Abbot]

I'm weirdly having a blast re-reading books from my childhood lately, and this week it was Tony Abbott's Journey to the Volcano Palace, the second in his The Secrets of Droon series. It's been an incredibly long time since I read these books and returning to them now has been an interesting experience. I'll be honest, I didn't…