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What Goes Up – a picture book

Perfect Picture Book Friday
whatgoesup-pb.jpgWhat Goes Up (Tiger Tales, 2013) by Paula Bowles is a darling story of persistence and hard work.
Martin is a sad dragon. His wings are too tiny to fly and he wants to fly. He tries various solutions, but “What goes up, must come down.” The village children who love him play a game of belief and imagination with him every day, and eventually . . . Well, you’ll have to read it to see what happens.
I love the humor in both text and illustrations. And isn’t Martin adorable?
Go here to see the other books Paula has illustrated or written and illustrated.

Posted in So Many Good Books, YA Novels

What Goes Up

whatgoesup.jpgWhat Goes Up (Bloomsbury, 2017) by Katie Kennedy is a scifi novel written in two viewpoints. I loved it!
Both Eddie and Rosa are applying to NASA’s Interworlds Agency tryouts. Only two out of 200 just done with their junior year students will make the cut. Two days of testing. And confirmation that there are aliens. The math and physics exams aren’t too unusual, but the idiosyncratic exams are something else. Rosa should make the cut–look at her background. But Eddie–he’s trouble.
The book has humor, danger, romance, friendship, sorrow, and more. Don’t miss it.
You can read Katie’s bio here. She also has another book out–Learning to Swear in America–another scifi. I need to get it.