Sunday, April 25, 2010

Books and Book Sales

This is perhaps one of the best books of all time. It is written by a member of the church, and full of subtle, so subtle gospel truths, it will thrill your heart. She got a national book award honor for it, and she has become a good friend of mine in Vermont. I love her. Everything by her is fabulous. I'll highlight my two favorites. For older kids or adults.
Keturah And Lord DeathKeturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

Heck SuperheroHeck Superhero by Martine Leavitt

These books are for boys or girls, middle grade to read by themselves. So funny and sweet.
The Secret Life of Owen SkyeThe Secret Life of Owen Skye by Alan Cumyn
This book has two sequels if you like it!

I wondered if you knew about Barbara McClintock. I'm sure you've seen his illustrations at the very least, but here are some of his greatest picture books:

Dahlia (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors (Awards))Dahlia

Mary and the Mouse, The Mouse and MaryMary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary
Molly and the Magic WishboneMolly and the Magic Wishbone

And while we're at it: Do you know Steve Jenkins? Here are some of his best.
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (Caldecott Honor Book)What do you do with a tail like this?
I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))I see a kookaburra
What Do You Do When Something Wants To Eat You?What do you do when something wants to eat you?
Actual Size (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))Actual Size

Happy Reading!

ps--The scholastic book warehouse sales are coming up. Go to this site to register:

Books are so cheap there, plus if you spend sixty dollars, you get ten dollars off, or if you spend one hundred, you get twenty-five dollars off. And if you are careful, you can get really great stuff. Go check it out. It is sort of like my fantasy world—the complete opposite by the way of Barnes and Noble, which right now is my least favorite place to buy books. Just don't ever do it.


  1. I feel dumb because every week my comments are the same, but THANK YOU for writing this post every week. I always look forward to it. And your kids are adorable (I especially have a little thing for that Calvin...)

  2. I have been buying a lot of your recommendations on better world books. My favorite so far that I have bought from your recommendations is Contrary Bear! Love it. It is Livia to a T!