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This week, I posted:
One of our regular customers was having a bad day and she figured she’d come to our bookstore. We ended up talking about books, volunteering, art, writing, following and sticking to one’s dream, and croissants. And I think she left happier than when she came in. I know I was happier for having had had that moment with her.
Maggie Rudy (The House that Mouse Built) installed a diorama of our store perfect for Halloween! I’ll share that in a few weeks. It’s quite lovely!
-My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett [*]- This was recommended to me a few years ago and it is very popular at our store. I liked the premise that a child is telling about their father’s adventures. It’s a good adventure story that isn’t too scary perfect for read-alouds even to a young audience.
-I’d Know You Anywhere by Nancy Tillman [**]-Such a sweet book! I enjoyed the bit of interactivity in it pretending to be animals! Can’t wait to see her when she visits our store next month.
-Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley [*]- A wordless picture that’s very cute.
-Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Dan Santat [*]- My boss had been raving about this and I was surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did.
-Bean Dog and Nugget 1: The Ball by Charise Mericle Harper [*]
-Bean Dog and Nugget 2: The Cookie by Charise Mericle Harper [*]
These graphic novels for kids are perfect for the Elephant and Piggie crowd!
-Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough, Illustrated by Debby Atwell [**]- How had I not heard about this book before? It tells the true story of a female librarian who dared to think outside the box and provided children a warm, safe place to read, dream and grow by advocating for children’s rooms in public libraries.
-Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home by Daniel Kirk [*]- Another good addition to the series dealing with the different kinds of habitats with a glossary at the end.
-A Little Bit of Oomph! by Barney Saltzberg [**- My Pick of the Week]- Another winner by Barney Saltzberg! Fans of Beautiful Oops! will enjoy this as well. Publication date: September 24
-Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow by Jacky Davis, Illustrated by David Soman- Publication date: September 17
-Big Appetites by Christopher Boffoli [*]- This has been getting a lot of buzz. Because it deals with miniatures, it’s the perfect fit for our store. Each picture comes with a funny caption.
-Naked Mole Rat by Mo Willems [*]- This was recommended to me by a customer. Typical Mo Willems stuff which isn’t a bad thing.
-The Bear’s Song by Benjamin Chaud- Publication date: September 17
-King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury [*]
-The Fort That Jack Built by Boni Ashburn, Illustrated by Brett Helquist [**]- Of the two Jack books I read this week, I liked this much better because of the nice moment at the end of the book.
-Rawr! by Todd H. Doodler [*]- Cute
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m reading A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines.
Have a great reading week!