Sunday, September 4, 2011

Library Loot; A Quiet Trip to my Local

I ventured out yesterday with a small list of errands to do.  I was on my own as Groovy Girl hadn't even started cleaning her room she lost out on "getting to run errands" with me!  One of my errands was to our local dairy for popcorn-yes, popcorn- and bleu cheese and she would have been able to get some farm fresh ice cream had she finished (or even started) cleaning her room.  My errands were run solo and my library trip was quiet as I browsed the shelves.  Sorry G.G.

Here's what I found in the midst of all the beautiful library shelves:

1. Dirtall Pete by Eileen Brennen

2. Not All Princesses Dress In Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

3. Mudkin by Stephen Gammell

4. Hogg, Hogg, & Hog by Margie Palatini

5. Follow the Line To School by Laura Ljungkvist

6. A Garden for Pig by Kathryn K. Thurman

7. The Queen of France by Tim Wadham

8. An Amber Cat by Hilary McKay

9. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

10. A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

11. The Sisters Grimm Number 6 by Michael Buckley

The first seven were from the new picture book shelf-a must stop for both Groovy Girl and I.  She opened the bag and read all the picture books right after I returned yesterday.

Numbers 8 and 9 are picks for a fantasy class I am taking through Fresno Pacific.  I'm excited about the class but I was a lot disappointed that the syllabus included with my course materials was filled with old (classics) and no new fantasy when there are so many.

Groovy Girl and I finished up number 5 of The Sisters Grimm on Saturday morning and she was desperate to get the next one.  This series really has a hold on my little princess girl!

 I also found a very helpful young male librarian in the YA section who special ordered Crossed by Allie Condie for me!
Library Loot is hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair.


NatalieSap said...

Ooh, a new Margie Palatini! Will have to check it out. And I've been meaning to read some Ursula K. LeGuin for a long, long time. Can't wait to see what you think! (And it's good to be back. :)

Blaire said...

I am glad I got you interested in other Donnelly books. I started loving Donnelly with A Northern Light and then fell in love with the Tea Rose and the books following. I hope you like them, I found them addicting.

TheBookGirl said...

Looks like you scored some fun reads for you and Groovy Girl :)
I love that you go to the dairy for popcorn!

Nan said...

I so miss the days I would go to the library and pick up books to read with my children.