Here is a hella late book haul…! Sorry, OctPoWriMo, Preptober, Inktober, and general life/work/parenthood is kicking my butt.
We had our normal library day on Wednesday – though it was shorter than usual, it was also something I want to write more about later – and got a small stack of books this time around. We also finally worked through the stack from our library sale book haul, and while there were no major stand outs, I think Nathan really enjoyed the Arthur books. My son thinks D.W. is hilarious, which makes sense, since she’s a pretty sassy four year old with an extremely limited palate, and he’s a pretty sassy (almost) four year old with an extremely limited palate (though I will say Bear is far less bratty than D.W. about 95% of the time). He also currently absolutely fascinated with the idea of going to school, so he especially liked Arthur’s Teacher Moves In (which I also really love. I have a weird affection for Mr. Ratburn. I… don’t want to get into it).
Given that we’ve had this stack of books for almost a week now, I can name a pretty clear winner for this haul already, but I’ll be fair and hold off just in case something dramatic changes in the next two days. Anyway, this was our haul:
Fairy Floss: The Sweet Story of Cotton Candy, by Ann Ingalls: “In this book, a young girl named Lily and her Aunt Mae are told all about Fairy Floss by John Wharton, one of the inventors. Lily can’t wait to go to the Fair and see how it’s made. While there, she even makes a batch for herself!”
No Biggy!, by Elycia Rubin: “Getting frustrated is a part of life! And whether the curious little girl in this story is working on a puzzle, getting the zipper to slide all the way up her jacket or trying to spread peanut butter on a piece of toast, she learns to manage frustration by taking a deep breath, saying No Biggy! and trying again. She even teaches her mommy and daddy a thing or two!”
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, by Adam Rubin: “News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time…”
Construction Zone, by Cheryl Willis Hudson: “Caution! Construction zone ahead! Anyone who has ever stopped to watch a big building going up — and who hasn’t? — will be thrilled by this behind-the-scenes look at an amazing construction project.”
The Deep Deep Puddle, by Mary Jessie Parker: “Young puddle jumpers will delight in this silly Seuss-like fantasy about a puddle that keeps on growing. How deep can it get? So deep that soon enough, glub glub glub, the entire city sinks out of sight, only to reappear later with everything in disarray.”
That’s it for this week… uh, until Wednesday. So, yeah. That’s it for… the next day or so. Wow, I need to be more on top of my posting schedule. OctPoWriMo really has been throwing me off even more than usual.
Any recs for young readers? I’m always open to suggestions. Until next time!