Sunday, January 31, 2010

Your Turn!

Being out of town for nearly two weeks has, sadly, not afforded us a trip to the library... how about some suggestions from you in the comments? I'd love to add some of your favorites to our list for this week!

{Have a seven-year-old girl? Then this booklist by sweet Stacy at With Great Joy will be a delight- add some to your library list! I'm going to save her list for Eliana... but for now, we will begin by reading aloud the Sarah, Plain and Tall series! Thank you, Stacy and Ella!)

Happy Reading!

14 fellow travelers shared:

Erna said...

How sad to be without a trip to the library! We have really enjoyed "Mama's Kiss" by Jane Yolen. This past week the book, "Before I Was Your Mother," (can't recall author right now) has opened up discussions with our oldest about the things we did as children. I think there are certain books that cause us to step back in time a bit more or open our own eyes to how we need to return to the wonder of childhood (like "The Yellow Umbrella"). These are a few that I can think of off the top of my head. I'll check out the book list for seven year olds. :0)

JoAnn said...

my son is obsessed with "Cars and Trucks and Things that Go" by Richard Scarry. He will look at a page for what seems like HOURS and ask about every vehicle. We also have a lot of fun looking for a little yellow bug (Goldbug) who hides on the pages. The plot is basically nonexistent, but the book lives up to it's namesake with LOTS of vehicles being driven by LOTS of animals. What's not to love when you are two?

- Kathi said...

Before I Was Your Mother is by Kathryn Lasky (Royal Diaries and Dear America author).I bought it for my daughters for Christmas back in 2003, and it has been a favorite since then.

Sleepy Bears by Mem Fox has been well loved since my oldest brought it home from her school library in kindergarten (6 yrs ago...a very fast 6 yrs).

Five Little Monkeys series by Eileen Christelow.

Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham.

Snow by Cynthia Rylant (because we got 7 inches over the weekend :) and because all Cynthia Rylant's books are wondersul)

A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry.

*To add to your daughter's list:
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, The Racketty Packetty House by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dagliesh and every single last one of Patricia St. John's books.

Linda said...

I hope you had a lovely two weeks Elise.
Oh -"Sarah Plain and Tall"! I think I will have to come and sit and listen. How I love those stories.

Anna said...


I've started blogging again and have posted a book review this week:

Thanks for the link to Stacy's list!


Emily said...

our favorites last week were The Life of Jesus in Masterpiece of Art by Mary Pope Osborne (BEAUTIFUL Renaissance 'illustrations' by masters & from books of hours), Fine Feathered Friends by Jane Yolen, and My Uncle Emily by Jane Yolen. They were each delightful in their own way.

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Elizabeth said...

Goldilocks by Ruth Sanderson was in our book bag last week. My 3.5 year old daughter and I loved the beautiful illustrations and how Mama Bear showed kindness as she encouraged Goldy to help make things right again.

The Homemaker said...

Our favorite in the library book cupboard this week (and for the past three renewals!) is Jan Bret's On Noah's Ark. I've actually been considering writing a review for it like you do each week. My 16 month old will sit and look at it by himself, then after flipping through the pages say "bu bu, mama, bu" and bring it to me to read to him! So sweet.
Hope you've enjoyed your time off! Oh and thanks again for the reference for my new blog clothes, Debi is a dear!

Ginger@chirgies said...

Oh, we are almost finished with Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher and I can't say enough good about it. The author writes in such a way - that it warms your heart, she's speaking directly to you the reader, and it's as if she hasn't forgotten what it's like to be a child herself. The values and character lessons it teaches will warm you so.

We have a 7 yr old girl, so thank you for the link!

Christine said...

We just finished "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" as a read aloud and all loved it. I love "Goodnight God" for a bedtime book for the little ones. Our book basket is full of library books but right now I can't think of any others!

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

Our house has the sickies so our trip to the library is all but hopeless. I am the sickest of all so Daddy has been the reader the past few days... not sure he has read that many children's book in awhile.

However, I am drawing from last week's selections:
Sleds on Boston Common by Louise Borden
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening illustrated by Susan Jeffers
The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse

jenny said...

I think you would enjoy Mountain Born. I thought of you often when I read it to my kids last year.

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