Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Recent Books I've Enjoyed!

Jamberry by Bruce Degen

Picked this up at the used book store and didn't realize what a favorite it is...an oldie but goodie.

In my canoeberry
Under the bridge
And over the dam
Looking for berries Berries for jam

Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Wonderful story about two boys doing the same things but in different cultures!

 Goodnight Ipad by Ann Droyd

One of my student's and her mom bought this for me, aren't they sweet? It's hilarious and oh, TOO true! 

The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh

LOVED this book...such sweet illustrations by Judi Abbot and a lovely story about how EVERY ONE kisses or gets kissed. Here's the line that hooked me: “Kisses on noses, kisses on toes-es. Sudden kisses when you least supposes.” Buying for my grandkids Henry and Kaily. That's right, I have a granddaughter...two weeks old tomorrow, Kaily!

 My Rhinoceros by Jon Agee

Love, love, love Jon Agee! I just went on his website and my, oh, my do I have a LOT of books to purchase for my library, there's only six! Instead of telling you about it, I'll show you. Watch the video below!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Book Reading!

My Goodreads goal for the year is 366 books...yep, a book a day! And I'm actually ahead of schedule. The wonderful Harmony Library is just blocks from my house. We took Henry there yesterday and of course you know what a three year old wants to do. Push the handicap buttons to open all the doors! We also had to stop him from choosing every book he saw and putting them into my bag. They have a great selection of new books in the children's area and I clear them out. I'm going later today, too.

Over and Under by Kate Messner is one of those books that captures you first with the pictures by Chris Silas Neal and then Kate's wonderful story. Here is the blurb from Kate's website: "Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow. Discover the wonder and activity that lies beneath winter’s snowy landscape in this magical book."

I always hand the book over to my darling hubby after I've finished it. We both agreed that the illustrations were amazing and the way Kate wrote the book makes it a great picture book! She teaches us very cool facts about animals and winter without being "teachy". We loved it! If you, or children you know, love animals, pick this book up. I will guarantee not only will you love it but you will be delightfully surprised at what you learn! 5 Stars