Saturday, June 1, 2013

Armchair BEA Day 5: Children’s/Young Adult Literature


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Hello everyone! I love today’s book topic because it really showcases the variety of my reading habits. :)



I don’t read a lot of children’s books but I had to pick this one up because it’s adorable ! The book is illustrated cartoons that look at what might have happened if Darth Vader raised Luke! Jeffrey Brown is a father himself so the book is filled with hilarious snippets of life with children, which has similar scenes no matter what galaxy you are in.



Yep! More Star Wars! This is the first in a middle grade series about a six grader named Dwight and how his Origami Yoda not only binds a small group of friends lead by Tommy but also teaches them some life lessons about conformity and standing up for yourself. This book is a dream for Star Wars Fans of all ages but I love that in the midst of this book Tom also manages to give some solid help with conflict resolution and slight bullying.



This is a companion book to the Origami Yoda series and it shows you how to draw and create all the fun origami and games mentioned in the series. I’ve been having so much fun with this book! I’m not really good at arts and crafts but this book has been fun to work with! I drew a yoda so far and am looking at tackling some origami next .



If you look at my Blog history you will see I read a lot of YA books. There are far to many to mention so feel free to search my recent reviews. I do want to spotlight the Soul Screamers series though. I’m a Rachel Vincent fangirl so watching the characters and Rachel’s writing change and grow has been a joy. YA books can have similar themes  like Love Triangles. Rachel however breaks through all these themes and gives us fresh, heartfelt content. This series has been an emotional rollercoaster. I genuinely didn't know if characters I grew to love were going to make it to the end! Definitely an author to try. 





BRAINSSS! I love Zombies! This series by Shan though is about more than shambling corpses. There are deep themes about Racism, physical abuse, nature vs. nurture, Scary clowns and lots of gruesome bits. Shan has the great ability to satisfy teens enjoyment of the horror genre with some subtle explorations about choosing the type of person we want to be. The big revelation about B at the end of Book 1 is one of the most unique twists I've read this year.




fredamans said...

I love the Soul Stealers series but sadly have only read the first book. said...

i LOVED Darth Vader and Son, so so funny! Have you read Vader's Little Princess? just finished it, so hilarious!

Becca Lostinbooks said...

First I love your header! Beautiful and memorable.

Also, I love your choices. They aren't the same ones I've seen on every other blog.

All in all, great post!

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