My Book and Me

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Pub Date Jun 04 2024 | Archive Date Apr 15 2024

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Description

A celebration of books and reading from Newbery medal winner Linda Sue Park and illustrated by two-time Caldecott medal winner, Chris Raschka.

This is my book.
My favorite book.
I carry it with me
wherever I go.

Meet the child who loves books in this lyrical tribute to the joys of books and reading by Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park and featuring the jubilant illustrations of celebrated Caldecott artist Chris Raschka. My Book and Me invites us to reflect on beloved books which are friends we hold dear; books we read over and again; books that may take us to places afar to experience the world in different ways, and books that comfort and reassure us. This jubilant paean to literature is a celebration of our favorite authors, characters, and stories; those that we cherish the most and are friends for life . . . which books are your favorite? My Book and Me features a diverse group of children, all enjoying their favorite books.

A celebration of books and reading from Newbery medal winner Linda Sue Park and illustrated by two-time Caldecott medal winner, Chris Raschka.

This is my book.
My favorite book.
I carry it with me
...


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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781636550947
PRICE $18.99 (USD)
PAGES 36

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This was such a cute story! I always have a book with me wherever I go and love that this shows kids they can always be reading.

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Lovely little picture book about the joy of reading. I love the quirky watercolor art and the simple, repetitive and sweet text. I think lots of kids will relate to this.

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This clever picture book shows that books are about so much more than reading. They're comfort, they're social, they're habit, your favorite books have such an important place in your life.
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“Do you have a book? A favorite book? A book that you love the way I love mine?”

What bookworm would say no? Linda Sue Park, author of the critically acclaimed book, A Long Walk to Water, has penned a book for the very young, a picture book that features child after child reveling in their own special book. (Mine was Miss Bianca.) This would be the perfect gift for any child to introduce the wonders of reading.

In the interest of full disclosure, I received this book from NetGalley and Red Comet Press in exchange for an honest review.

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This book was so cute! I loved the illustrations, and I loved the message in the book. I really enjoyed how it helps to instill the love of reading in children!

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A simple, sweet song in praise of books. I mean, you can't go wrong with a collaboration between Linda Sue Park and Chris Raschka.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Red Comet Press for this DRC.
This book spoke to child me and adult me in many ways. Yes, I was that child who carried a book everywhere and I still do. My favorite line – “I’m too far away in the world of my book.” I remember so clearly that wonderful ability to tune everything. I think this book will appeal to all book lovers.
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This is a cute book about books for the youngest of readers. The illustrations are colorful and energetic, depicting lots of diverse kids with their books, and the upbeat text celebrates the connection that kids feel with books. This book playfully shows that books are not just receptacles of stories and information, but can also be special companions and comfort objects.

This doesn't have a plot, but it doesn't need one. This is perfectly sufficient as a jaunty, cute look at the reading life, and even though books about books tend to be hit-or-miss for me, I really liked this. It celebrates reading without being trite or sentimental, and without making it seem like readers are inherently superior people. This is a great book for little bookworms, and can also be a fun gift for adult readers.

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A very sweet book about loving books and will bring to mind the childhood book you have a special place in your heart for! The watercolor was fun and bright, and this was a sweet book. Opens a great conversation to get readers to talk about their favorite books!

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I received an electronic ARC from Red Comet Press through NetGalley.
Characters share how important books are to them. The rhythmic text offers a look at the joy found in reading. Softly focused illustrations capture the swirl of emotions and other activity happening around the child on each page. I love how the books are worn from use and that's all right.
A read together book for families to continue discussion on their own favorites, and a terrific read aloud for classes and libraries.

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This is a sweet little picture book about different young children saying what they love about their favorite books. If you ever have young children, or remember what it was like to be one, you will know how obsessed children become with that *one* book that they have to read again and again and again.


As one child says, her book keeps disappearing, and she has to find it so she can read it again and again. And, as another one says, “I know every word. They’re right here inside me. I say them out loud whenever I want.”


Pictures are simple yet full of life. Each child dearly loving their special book.


Super cute. I’m sure there are kids that will totally relate to this.


Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review. This book will be published the 4th of June 2024.

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It's Linda Sue Park and Chris Raschka together, what more is there to say? A perfect poetic ode to the favorite book, the best friend in ink and paper form.

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Beautiful illustrations accompany simple, but rich rhymes that demonstrate the love a wide variety of readers have for their favorite books. Encouraging and empowering in equal measures.

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This is the story of bookworms, my kind of people. There was great diversification amongst the characters. The illustrations were cute and whimsical. I was blessed with a free ARC, and I’m leaving my review voluntarily.

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