4W Wednesday

☀️Happy Wednesday! Here we are…Wednesday again!

What is 4W?

It is a weekly post where I recap my week in books! It originally was a WWW Wednesday Post that I’ve tweaked to make my own. 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…

A few weeks ago I started a new reading goal that I’m super excited about, I’m reading all of the Newbery Winners! You will notice that in my selection of books, and you can find that Newbery post here.

Newbery Awards have been given out every year since 1922 and I have a ways to go!


40D9B4C1-DCCE-46A4-889F-2782B2FA5D5C.jpegI am about halfway through Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark, a Newbery winner in 1953. I am really enjoying this story of an Inca boy, Cusi and his pet llama Misti, who leave their home in the Andes to discover the truth of Cusi’s birth and uncovers secrets  of the past.

I am also reading The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. I’ve just few chapters into to this book, but was surprised to read this story takes place along the Oregon Coast.



  • I  have read a handful of Newbery winners this week, starting with The White Stag(winner in 1938) by Kate Seredy. This book was of no interest to me at all and hard to work my way through, even for only being 100 pages. It’s a historical tale of the Huns and their migration from Asia into Europe, obeying the voices of their pagan gods and pursuing the vision of the White Stag. 🔥
  • Rabbit Hill(winner in 1945) was a much lighter story bringing to life all the woodland creatures near an unoccupied farm. The word is that new folks will be coming! Will they be pleasant farmers, or will they set traps for the animals and possibly arrive with a mouse-catching cat or a hunting dog?  These are the questions on the mind of all the neighboring animals. 🔥🔥🔥
  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Life’s From a Medieval Village(2008 winner) by Laura Amy Schlitz, is a collection of stories set in a medieval village in 1255. It was written for a group os students studying the Middle Ages by their librarian to help bring to light, what life would have been like if you were a child in this era. It is easy to read and would be a great tool for children studying this period. 🔥🔥🔥
  • My favorite Newbery read this past week was easily Island of the Blue Dolphins( winner in 1961) by Scott O’Dell. This is a story of a young Indian girl, Karana, left behind on one of the Channel Islands when her tribe decided to leave. The basis of this story is true and detailed out in the fascinating introduction. Karana survived alone for nearly twenty years on the island. Her adventures and animal encounters are amazing and beautiful for all ages.      🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • My last two books for the week are The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton. You can find my review on this book here. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥And also Last Stop On Market Street(winner 2016) by Matt De La Peña, with my review here. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥




This has been a fun week in books, I can feel myself getting excited for fall by the selection of stories I picked! Who doesn’t love Halloween? So it’s only August! 🤪 We’ve ordered our first Scholastic school order last week and our curriculum for next month.

My favorite book this week has to be Edward Gets Messy by Rita Meade. Edward is a very particular pig, who despises getting dirty, until one day when he gets dirty, and discovers how fun it is! It opens up a whole world to Edward; art projects, playing sports, science experiments, and jumping in the fall leaves!




That wraps up my week! What have you been reading? Have you enjoyed any of these books? I have so much fun putting this post together each week, I feel like I’m just playing with my books…💗

Thanks for stopping by…Happy Reading Friends!



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