Sunday, September 16, 2018

Grace Lin Fever!

I'm living a lot of reading lives right now: my present involves a lot of board books for my son, as well as parenting books. I am also thinking ahead and reading picture books to be prepared for when my son graduates to them. I continue to read middle grade and YA novels for when I return to the classroom, and I occasionally sneak in an adult book for myself.

I've added another facet to my reading life: early reader books. This is a huge gap in my repertoire and one I want to fill as my friends' children get older and my son ages. No matter where we are living when he reads on that level, I want to have a list of books I can find for him to read.

This brings me to Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin. I've been on a bit of a Grace Lin kick lately and this is a great start to my early reader list. The six stories are short and cute, and all tie together in the end. I marvel at how Lin was able to tell such fun stories in so few, simple words. It's a skill that earns her an immediate place on my new "Read All Early Reader Books By This Author" list. I'm really excited to delve into this new (to me) genre.

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