Ugh, I feel like it’s been forever. Vacation messed up a lot of things – it completed destroyed my not-yet-routine routine, and I honestly feel like I’m starting from scratch all over again this week (chores seem to actually be more on track than they were before vacay, but the personal morning/evening routine, plus my eating/exercise has been shot straight back to hell).
Anyway, it had been almost a month since wed hit the library, and we finally went yesterday, It was my turn to pick Bear’s books (Bear is invited to help, but is often already too engrossed in the libraries toys and puzzles), and I’m really happy/excited with this week’s haul.
The Miss Nelson Collection, by Harry Allard
From Goodreads: More than forty years ago Viola Swamp slinked into Room 207 at Horace B. Smedley School and whipped Miss Nelson’s terrible, rude, worst-class-in-the-whole-school students into shape. In the intervening generations since the publication of Miss Nelson Is Missing!, millions of children have been fascinated by the legend of Miss Swamp. A diabolical creation from the minds of Harry G. Allard and James Marshall, Miss Nelson’s alter ego illuminates the folly of misbehavior through amazing feats of disguise. And she’s never been more hilarious than now!
Poor Louie, by Tonny Fucile
From Goodreads: Louie’s life is great! A walk on the leash every morning, ice cream on Sundays, snuggling in bed at night with Mom and Dad. Even the playdates with Mom’s friends despite their little crawling creatures who pull Louie’s ears aren’t all that bad. But then things get weird: cold food on the floor, no room in the bed, and lots of new stuff coming into the house in pairs: two small beds, two little sweaters, two seats in the stroller. Does that bode double trouble ahead, or could there be a happier surprise in store for Louie?
A House That Once Was, by Julie Fogliano
From Goodreads: “Deep in the woods / is a house / just a house / that once was
/ but now isn’t / a home.” Who lived in that house? Who walked down its hallways? Why did they leave it, and where did they go? Two children set off to find the answers, piecing together clues found, books left behind, forgotten photos, discarded toys, and creating their own vision of those who came before.
The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires
From Goodreads: Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!?
Sea Turtle, by Camilla De la Bédoyère
(I cannot find a Goodreads page! Maybe I’m overlooking something). This is a non-fiction book all about – you guessed it – sea turtles. Post-Florida, Bear told us his favorite animals that he saw were the turtles. So, I thought it might be nice for him to read a book about them.
That’s it for this week’s haul. As always, if you have any book recs for ages 3 – 5, please drop a line in the comments!