Sunday, 2 October 2016

3 faves from September

And the blur of September has passed. I didn't do as much reading as I usually do in a month, but startup tends to make life hectic.

My favourite reads from this month are:

Non fiction
Women in Science - 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world by Rachel Ignotofsky

A beautiful and much needed addition to the science collection at my school. 50 female scientists, recorded in chronological order. What I love about this book is the layout. Each scientist is given her own page with beautiful illustrations. This book is inviting and informative. In fact, I had a science teacher who wandered through the library, saw this book, flipped through it and commented on how good it was. Now I want Ignotofsky to write an equally stunning book on Men in Science to help update my scientist section.

Graphic novel
Snow White by Matt Phelan

Very rarely does a graphic novel catch me completely off guard. From the outset, with its beautifully designed cover, this book lured me in. I loved the modern retelling of Snow White and could see students loving this book. I did recommend it to a student and she came back gushing about how beautiful it was. A graphic novel that really relies on its art to tell the story. A great addition to any graphic novel collection.

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

One of those reads that will stay with you. This story reminded me very much of To Kill a Mockingbird though I think it could be used with younger grades. A book about how prejudice people can be and how truth is often very elusive, this is a must read.

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