Monday, February 8, 2010

Hurrah, Library Day!

I spent a good portion of my day today (sunday) at my local library and wow, did I have a great time.  Let it be noted here though I would have left with less if I had not been with Tina-she is the Queen of knowing ALL the good new books!  I just finished Leo and the Lesser Lion by Sandra Forrester-excellent historical fiction and still need to share my thoughts about it and I just started Ruined by Paula Morris, at the urging of my friend, Angelle.  I  still have tons of books on my own shelves to keep reading so why add more to the chaos???  
Yah, you know the "pain" I'm in..."Hi, my name is Michelle and I'm a book addict..."

Here is what I brought home:

First the picture books:
Osbert in Love by E.C. Kimmel
Puffling by M. Wild
Robot Zot! by J. Scieszka/D. Shannon
Panda Kindergarten by J. Ryder
A Really Good Snowman by D.J. Mahoney
Terrible Storm by C.O. Hurst
Knitty Kitty by D.  Elliott
Red Ted and the Lost Things by M. Rosen
and Tacky Goes to Camp by H. Lester (Tacky is a family fav.-my husband has even dramatized some of Tacky for our children)Helen Lester's site.

Chapter Books to read with little girl:
Willa by Heart by C.M. Paratore
Dog by Daniel Pennac
Look Out, Jeremy Bean! by A.  Schertle-this one we started last night and reads really well!!
Piper Reed, Navy Brat by K.W. Holt

Chapter books:
The $66 Summer by John Armistead (historical fiction)
Gossip of the Starlings by Nina de Gramont
Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan (Sept. 11th events affect 3 teens)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford 
The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech (love Sharon Creech)
Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin (great cover art)

Craziness...
Let it snow, let it snow so I can have a reading day...
Now I have a little mix of everything to keep me and little girl happy!
Going to the library to let our little ones play together and getting a chai tea are just perfect rituals for any given Sunday.
Happy Reading!!

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