7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #595:
Featuring A Big Mooncake for Little Star

h1 July 15th, 2018 by jules

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I’m doing something a little bit different today and sending you over to the Horn Book. I reviewed Grace Lin’s A Big Mooncake for Little Star (Little, Brown, August 2018), one of my very tip-top favorite picture books thus far this year. (I said that on Friday, too, about this book, but they are both top-five favorites for me.)

The review is up at their site here.

And how about that cover art up there?

Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

1) They’ve announced the line-up for this year’s Southern Festival of Books.

2) Nanette.

3) This informative episode of Code Switch.

4) This fabulous piece by Nashville’s own Margaret Renkl.

5) A new children’s lit podcast.

6) No work for one day.

7) Sleeping in.

What are YOUR kicks this week?

7 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #595:
Featuring A Big Mooncake for Little Star

  1. What a cover, I’ve got to check out Grace Lin’s new book. Love the cover.
    Jules, love kicks 6 and 7.
    I’m not going to lie, this week has sucked. After meeting with a former student and her dad last Sunday, I received a call about a coworker and friend. She’d suffered a massive stroke.. She passed away Monday. So…this week I’m so grateful in the manner our principal let us know, how she opened the school for us to gather to grieve. I’m grateful her husband welcomed us to visit and say goodbye.
    The service was yesterday and there was so much love in the room for her. Life can turn on a dime. Hug your loved ones.

  2. What a gorgeous cover. Going to look for it. I’m thinking of putting a welcome basket together for the new TL. Might have to put this book in it.
    Jules, #6 and 7 are the best.
    Okay, I’m not gonna lie, this week was a sucker punch to the stomach and a reminder of how fragile life is. After a wonderful breakfast meeting with a student and her dad, I received a phone call about a coworker and friend
    She suffered a massive stroke, was unresponsive, and passed away last Monday.
    I am grateful her husband invited us to come.see her before she passed, to be with her, and say goodbye. I’m grateful for how the principal called us all and opened the school for us to gather on Tuesday. I’m grateful how we all came together and leaned on one another.
    The service was yesterday. So much love in the room. Tears and laughter.
    I am.grateful to here, wherenI can honestly share what a sucky week it was, thank you. Hug and love everyone
    Love to you all.

  3. Oh, Jone. My condolences. I’m sure it’s been a very difficult week. Indeed, those were remarkably kind gestures on the part of her husband and the principal.

    Hugs. Let us kickers know if we can do anything.

  4. Good morning, Imps! Hello, Grace Lin and Little Star!

    Jone: I’m sorry for your loss.

    Jules: Yay for your day off!

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) Fresh air
    2) Teamwork
    3) Strength
    4) Ease
    5) Safe
    6) Sure
    7) Good

  5. Love the cover art on this one.

    Jone – so very sorry for the loss of your friend. What kind responses by her husband and the school and community.

    Jules – I loved Nanette too, and hooray for days without work and being able to sleep in! That Margaret Renkl piece is lovely.

    LW – hard to pick a favorite from your kicks this week, but 2 & 3 together are pretty awesome.

    My kicks:
    1) A work-related collaboration coming together.
    2) Nanette.
    3) Summer sunshine.
    4) Popsicles.
    5) Reading in the hammock.
    6) The feel of bare feet on hardwood floors.
    7) Re-watched Strictly Ballroom & now I am on a dance movie kick.
    7.5) Daisy is on a diet so lots of watermelon & baby carrots now instead of traditional dog treats. She loves them but still managed to show she feels she’s being deprived by taking the butter off the counter & eating it. She’s so funny its hard to stay mad at her.

    Have a great week Imps!

  6. Rachel: I am now singing Summer Sunshine by The Corrs. 🙂 Strictly Ballroom is fun! Hugs to Daisy.

  7. LW, those are some sturdy kicks. I like “fresh air.”

    Rachel: HANG IN THERE, DAISY! … I love your summery kicks, especially books + hammocks. .. I’ll have to look up Strictly Ballroom.

    Have a good week, you all!

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