Friday, March 9, 2012

Book List

Because so many of my recent awesome reads are stuck on my sweet little Kindle, I can only share our favorite titles.  This is the HUGE drawback of the Kindle, not being able to share books. Here is the list (in no particular order):

Alone: A polar classic adventure
Theodor Seuss Geisel (Biography)
The Scarlet Letter
The Warmth of Other Suns
The Paris Wife
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The Apothecary's Daughter
Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away
The Unheard: A memoir of deafness and Africa
Killing Pablo
Log from the Sea of Cortez
Omnivore's Dilemna
Nurture Shock
The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS
The Quiet American

The kids' favorites remain the "Mysterious Benedict Society" series (the prequel to which is out in April), the Percy Jackson Series, Harry Potter (of course), and all of FPFJ's magic key adventure books.  They loved "The Enormous Egg" and a few other chapter books we picked up that were published in the 50s.  (Thank you Powell's Book store.)

I have dug out some old picture books that we are appreciating for the artwork, the rhymes, etc.  Many are 'baby books' that we have read to the kids a thousand times (Antonia, far away.  The Lightship, Lobsterman, The Brute Family) but it's nice that the kids can enjoy them on a new level -- by being able to read them instead of needing to be read to. We have a few "Alvin" books, illustrated by a favorite artist of mine, Satoshi Kitamura.

Recently, we purchased a handful of books published in the UK for a little tiny friend and have had to 'pre-read' them to make sure the books were good enough for gifting. The favorites from this bunch are:

The Best Jumper (Garner/Gill),
Lost Little Cowboys (Puttock and Church)
Conker and Nudge (Meserve)
Where's the Bus? (Browne/Croft)

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