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    May 17, 2013 by Brandy Vencel

    As they say, when it rains, it pours! That has definitely happened to our home library lately. Some children were given gift cards for birthdays and special occasions, which they finally put to use {having an inability to decide what titles they wanted with any expediency}. Some mommies found things on PaperBackSwap. And some books were found at the best used bookstore ever.

    Our New Favorites

    These titles are very big hits!


    Everything Else

    These are good stuff, also.

    One of my girls still will not pick up many “real” books on her own, so I find I have need of more easy readers than I used to own. Arnold Lobel is, of course, a good author for that level of reading. The sure test of this is that I would never mind reading his works aloud over and over, if my four-year-old demanded that of me. The Frances books are also big helps. I saw a huge stack of them at the store for about fifty cents each. Now that I know the girls like them, I think I’ll take a few dollars down there and buy the whole stack!

    Any new books in your library?

    *Note: In Comus, the water nymphs are somewhat scantily clad. This does not bother me, but if it bothers you, then consider this note fair warning. Personally, I am thrilled that someone bothered to make a children’s version of Milton’s famous play. It is excellent.

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  • Reply Dawn May 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I second both Mystie and Celeste! I am a huge Hodges/Hyman fan (St George & Kitchen Knight, of course) and also have found myself collecting Hyman whenever I find her – love her Little Red Riding Hood. As for Frances I was initially reluctant to share my love for Hoban’s books because I have boys. To my great surprise they LOVE her and beg for her over and over again. A Bargain for Frances is a particular fave. And Lobel is another frequent flyer in our home. All around great finds, Brandy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Jeanne May 18, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I love the look of those top three. And the Manzanar book as well. What lovely additions!

  • Reply Celeste May 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Wow–Comus! I wrote a paper on that in grad school–but I had no idea that Hodges and Hyman (whom I love) had done a children’s version! Fun.

  • Reply Mystie May 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    We love all those! Frances is a favorite. Make sure the stack has Bedtime for Frances. 🙂

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