A lot of reading, a little bit of parenting, a helping of education policy, and a taste of NYC from a library school drop-out and mom of two.
We liked several of your kid picks -- Yes Day, The Library, the Mo Willems books, the Madeleine, and the camel librarian one.Are the chapter books for solo reading or read-alouds? Enright was one of my favorite authors.
@Beth: Some of the chapter books were for ME! Like Strawberry Hill. I also read The Saturdays (and liked it), which I missed as a kid, before I started reading it to my daughter. She said she liked it but didn't really get into it - I think it might be better in another year or so. So we didn't finish it.
It makes sense that a book about kids having private adventures on Saturdays would work better as a personal read than a read-aloud :-).