|The books I bought at the school book fair.|
|Elephant and Piggie, good.|
Lego and Star Wars, bad.
Full reviews will have to wait, as we haven't had a chance to even read them yet, but here's what I bought for ourselves and some initial thoughts:
Greek Myths by Ann Turnbull. I'm particularly excited about this well-reviewed collection of Greek myths, as it fills a gap in our home library. I may also supplement it with this version for younger children.
|My five-year-old's wish list|
The Barefoot Book of Father and Daughter Tales by Josephine Everts-secker. Ditto.
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives by Lola Schaefer. As I paged through this quickly between my two parent-teacher conferences, I worried that this beautiful book might be too simplistic for my math lover. But then I spied the notes at the end, which explain concepts like averages, and decided to go for it.
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock. All I had to see was "library" in the title and I was sucked in. Not to mention it was on my five-year-old's wish list.
|My five-year-old's wish list, continued|
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant. A classic. And so much better than the early readers she seems to churn out daily.
About Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks by Bruce Koscielniak. Perfect for my daughter who's interested in time and time zones. I don't know this author at all but his other books look equally fascinating, including one about Gutenberg and the printing press.
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis. Another book in which Z complains about being last. Look for an upcoming post about a 200+ year-old version of this lament.
Winter Trees by Carole Gerber. This beautiful book looks like a nice complement to the equally stunning Fall Walk by Virginia Brimhall Snow, which I recently purchased.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri. A classic.
The Magic Half by Annie Barrows. By the same author as the Ivy and Bean series. Selected by my 8-year-old.
So, what did you or your children buy at their school book fair this year?