Reading Wrap Up: April 2018

April was a slow month for me. I read a lot of picture books though, which is always something really fun to read! So, without any further ado, here’s my reading wrap up for the month of April.

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The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories by Henry James (review)
I thought I was going to love this book. I used to be an au pair, so anything related to governesses is right up my alley. Especially if it’s spooky as well! Unfortunately, this book is a huge let down. It isn’t spooky, it wasn’t fun and it was incredibly boring. I’ve got a more in-depth review on the blog so if you are interested in more you can read that! Other than that, I gave this book 2 stars on Goodreads

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Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd
I love picture books, and when I worked as an au pair in Australia, the kids had the Slinky Malinki books and I really loved them! I’m a cat person, so I really love picture books about them. The rhyme in these is really fun and the story is incredibly likeable. This is a really great picture book, but what else can I see about this? If you love cats or if the children in your life like cats, this is a great picture book!

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I want my Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Ok, this book has an average score of 4.39 on goodreads. That’s high. That’s very high. I was really curious as to why this book was so highly rated, and I finally know now guys! The ending isn’t really anything you expect from a children’s book. It’s a really fun book and I’m really happy to have added this one to my collection. If you are bored of the usual picture books, try this one!

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A is for Atom – a Midcentury Alphabet by Greh Paprocki
Ok, as you know I love the 50s and this book was too cute not to get! It really is just your average ABC but with pictures and words related to the midcentury atom era. Some of the words were a little weird to me personally, but the vivid pictures and fun colours are sure to delight many children. Perfect if you want to get someone an ABC book with a twist.

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Franklin’s Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell
I love Jen. She’s one of my favourite booktubers, she’s funny, she’s smart, she’s great! I really wanted to get Franklin when she talked about it, so I did. The story is really cute and fun and I’m really glad to have this one! Franklin is adorable, and Luna is amazing and I can’t wait to get the second book in the series! Perfect if you have tiny booklovers in your life. Or dragon lovers. Or just spunky children that care about everyone.

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the Complete Short Stories by Oscar Wilde
I love Oscar Wilde. I think he’s really funny and witty and this book did not dissapoint me at all. Especially the story about a ghost being angry with Americans is my favourite. The stories aren’t all equal, but they are still great. Short stories are great if you are in a reading slump, so I totally recommend this one! Especially if you are on the look out for funny stories, this is the one for you. I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

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Guess How Much I Love You (Dutch edition) by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram
My local bookstore sold this book for 2 euros and you could donate one as well, so obviously I did both. I love to donate books because you never know what child’s life is going to be improved! This is such a cute story, we all know it, it’s so incredibly popular that it even has it’s own tv show.  It’s cute ,it’s sweet and a good gift to any child!

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Bridal Fashion 1900- 1950 by Kathleen York
I really liked this book. It’s really short but it gives a good basic lowdown on bridal fashion from the 1900s to 1950s. I really liked it, it has a lot of pictures and it’s a great introdcution. The only downside to this book is that the pictures are very, very white. I mean, there were other people in America that were getting married other than white people and it would have been really fun to see the differences and likenesses amongst other people. Apart from that, a great little introduction to bridal fashion. I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

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Victorian Childhood by Janet Sacks
My first historic love was the Victorian era. I still love reading about it, so this little book sounded like a lot of fun. This book shows how poor Victorian children experienced their childhood. It would’ve been more interesting if they showed the other side a bit more, because this book was incredibly focused on poor children, which was interesting, but I thought the book would highlight the differences a bit more. I’m still happy to have added this one to my collection and it’s a great introduction to Victorian children’s history and I do recomend this one! I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

This was a good reading month for me, but as you may have noticed, I haven’t read a Poirot! I know, I know, I am in a reading slump right now, so that’s my excuse, haha! Hopefully, May will be better. How was your reading month?

 

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