library haul 10/25

fullsizeoutput_25ba As I write this, my children are in the room doing some kind of self-directed art project involving both paint (messy) and pipe cleaners (pointy), so I’m going to just jump right in and hope that I finish quickly so I can get in there before things get to the point of no return. (As if the point of no return isn’t the moment they say, “Let’s do crafts!” Ha.)

fullsizeoutput_25bbThe Lost House – This book was so fun for Joey, who loves basically anything seek-and-find.  And I enjoyed it, too, because it was way more pleasant that Where’s Waldo or those I Spy books.  Gorgeous illustrations and lots of good stuff to find.  Joe LOVED it. (If you click over to the Amazon link, you can see some of the pages on the inside- super cute!)

fullsizeoutput_25bdBallerino Nate – I have mixed feelings about this book.  I was really excited to find it because Joey wanted a book with a BOY ballet dancer in it, and this was the only one I have found thus far.  And it’s a cute book.  But the whole book was basically about how this little boy had his big brother telling him over and over that boys can’t be ballet dancers, and that he’ll have to wear a tutu and pink shoes, etc, etc. For some kids who are struggling with that situation, this might be a great book (in the end he goes to a ballet performance and gets to meet one of the male dancers and he’s glad he stuck with doing ballet), but it seemed a little over the top for my kid, who is honestly not all that concerned about being the only boy in class.  I don’t think it’s ever even occurred to him that boys don’t do ballet, so I hated to have this book make a thing of it.  Sigh.  Can there just be a book about a boy that dances ballet and it’s cool and not a problem and the book has some other story line? You know, like the million stories out there about girl dancers? Can someone write that book? I promise I’ll buy it.

dsc_0183Adventures in Chicken – Fact: If there is a cookbook about chicken, I will borrow it.  Because… can you ever have too many chicken recipes?  Nope.

fullsizeoutput_25b9Book-o-Beards – If you want to laugh, find this book at your library. We cracked up the entire time we read it, each time we read it, for obvious reasons.  So much hilarity.

fullsizeoutput_25aaI Know It’s Autumn– Because my kids are all about the seasonal books.  I wonder where they get that from? We liked this one a lot. This is just a sweet, lovely book about all the great things about this season.  My kids loved pointing out the things that we’ve been doing and the things they’re looking forward to.  If you’re looking for a light, enjoyable book about fall, this is it.


What did you find?  Anything good?  Leave a comment with your suggestions, or if you’re up for it, link up below.  Just write a blog post sharing some of your library finds this week, make sure you link back to this post within your post (so your readers can check out everyone else’s finds!), and then link your post below.  Easy peasy! Hope you’ll join us!

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12 thoughts on “library haul 10/25

  1. I am too-too sad that our library does not have Book-O-Beards. Is it wrong to ask to have it inter-library-loaned? : )} (That’s supposed to be a bearded smilie.)

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Library haul – what a fun idea! The cookbook especially looks good, I may have to go find that one. Thanks for sharing! (Maybe I’ll even play/link along…) 🙂

    1. Yes, join us next time! I’m LOVING checking out everyone else’s hauls! And if you like chicken cookbooks, I highly recommend A Bird In the Hand by Diana Henry. It’s excellent!

  3. We love seasonal books here too! I Know It’s Autumn is a good one. That beard book looks too funny! Good luck on the boy dancer book. I’ll keep my eyes out at our library if I see anything.

    Thanks for hosting again!

    1. Thanks, Kristen! And thank you for joining the linkup! I LOVE that you’re blogging again!

  4. We love seasonal books! I’ll have to check that one out! I love the look of that Lost book. Our girls are really into the search and find books right now.

    1. Also I saw a book called The Peasant Prince (by Li Cunxin) that is about a Chinese boy dancing to freedom. There is another book for older primary about him titled Dancing to Freedom (same author) that might be good to read to a male dancer. I haven’t read this one either, but it looks like it might be another cool option. It’s not about ballet specifically but about a guy who dances. Jose! Born to Dance by Susanna Reich

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