Children’s literature is an oft-forgotten corner of the Bookternet. It’s right in between the pop-up books and video game guides. But I love all types of children’s literature — middle reader, picture books, choose your own adventure — just hand it over.
During readathons, I often feel overwhelmed by all the books I want to read or by all the intense, adult topics I’m reading. For my first readathon, I thought reading the dense, but wonderful, The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen would be a good idea. No! Choose life, past Kendra!
Now I know it’s probably a good idea to break up your reading. Last readathon, I read graphic novels every time I wanted a break. But this time, I plan on reading some children’s lit.
Children’s books can be one of the best way to break up an intense reading day, especially if you listen to them on audio. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool are some of my all-time favorites. If you’re looking to go more the poetry novel route, check out Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson, or, Dylan’s favorite, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.
On my TBR this readathon is Jen Campbell’s Franklin’s Flying Bookshop. Do you have any children’s lit on your TBR? Any favorites? However you decide to break of your readathon, I’m sure you’ll do great! Keep reading, bookish friends!
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