4W Wednesday’s!

What is WWWW?

It is a weekly post where I recap my week in books! I cover books that I’ve been reading, plan to read and what I’ve been reading to our preschool, usually highlighting a favorite picture book each week…

This has been an unusually great week for me reading! I started a new reading goal last week and I have been highly motivated to move on through the list of books! You will notice the theme… all of my books are Newbery winners. Newbery Awards started being given out in 1922 and I am working my way through them this summer(as of last week). I have quite a few to go…

What Have I Been Reading This Past Week?

  • Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman 🔥🔥🔥
  • Missing May by Cynthia Rylant 🔥🔥
  • Dear Mr Henshaw by Beverly Cleary(local author)🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

The One and Only Ivan was definitely my favorite read this past week!


What Am I Reading Currently?

I am really excited about both of these Newbery books for my current reads, but I don’t know much about them yet!

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • The Graveyard by Neil Gaiman
  • The President’s Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson(on Audibles)


What Do I Plan To Read Next?

I’m probably being too ambitious thinking I can read all five of these books this week, but I can sure try!🤔

  • Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Number The Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell


What Have I Been Reading At Story Time?

I love picking a favorite story each week to highlight for you from our circle time books. This week I have two:

  • A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson

This is probably not the best pick in the middle of summer, as it’s a winter story, but I love anything to do with turtles or tortoises.

In this gorgeous book…

Every year Tortoise sleeps though winter. He assumes he isn’t missing much. Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun of winter?


  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

This story gets the kids thinking about where they’ve seen the missing hat! They know after a few reads which animal in the forest is not being truthful, or which “animals”…  adorable and fun!


Thanks for checking out what I’ve been reading this week! Have a super Wednesday! Happy Reading!



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19 replies »

  1. I read The Graveyard Book, back in 2009. I really liked it. I’m a fan of Neil Gaiman, and have enjoyed pretty much everything I’ve read by him. My favorite of his is called Neverwhere. It’s not a “juvenile” book, though.

  2. My husband reads to me every night before we go to bed. Instead of us each reading a different book this way we can share the adventure together. I always read to my kids and grandkids. Now I have twin granddaughters who are near us and I babysit once or twice a week. They are 6 months old. I want to start reading to them. I am way behind in what to read because it has been over 6 years since I have had new babies in the family. Any suggestions would be great. Also, my niece and daughter did this at their baby showers instead of cards they asked for books that the people signed, so every time they read it they could think of that person. I think it is a great way to start their library.

    • Wow, I love all of these ideas! I absolutely love the idea of sharing a book together with your husband!💗 The baby shower idea is also amazing! What a sweet way to remember who was at your shower and a great kick start to a library!💕
      As far as books I’d recommend, if you like travel books Ryan loves Bill Bryson books and he read a great one this year called “In a Sunburned Country” where he explores Australia. He was always sharing fun facts from that book.
      If you like Award winning children’s chapter books, my favorite this year has been, “The Girl Who Drank the Moon.” This is about a little girl raised by a friendly witch, sort of a grandmother figure. It won the Newbery last year. I loved it sooo much!🤩
      And another totally different recommendation is “The Song of Achilles.” Great story about Greek Mythology.
      I hope this list helps a bit!😊 let me know what you guys are reading… I love recommendations too!

  3. We are reading Nevil Shute “Round the Bend”. We do love Nevil Shute. He is a British author and if you have not read him you should check him out. Before that we read “Prince of Foxes” by Samuel Shellabarger while we were in Italy. It just seemed to fit. We did get in a WWII phase for a while where we read Kirstin Hannah “The Nightingale”, Martha Hall Kelly “Lilac Girls” which were based on true stories. “Survivors Club” is a true story of a very your prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Michael is the survivor and Debbie is his daughter. He decided to write this book when he saw himself in a photo taken by the Russians when they were liberated.

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