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.)
The 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!)
Ballerino 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.
Adventures in Chicken – Fact: If there is a cookbook about chicken, I will borrow it. Because… can you ever have too many chicken recipes? Nope.
Book-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.
I 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!