For Mr. F.:
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
Life On Mars, season 2 DVDs
The Agency 1: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? by Ina Garten
Can you tell I am looking for some culinary inspiration? I found a few recipes that I am interested in the above books, but not a lot. The Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is a bit overwhelming. If you have any experience with that tomb, give a shout out for recipes to try. I am also listening to The Scorpio Races.
First The Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Otto The Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
Ernest, The Moose Who Doesn't Fit by Catherine Rayner
My Bear Griz by Suzanne McGinness
Say What? by Anegela DiTerlizzi and Joey Chou
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis--love this book!
Snip Snap What's That? by Mara Bergman and Nick Maland
Hopper and Wilson by Maria van Leifshout
Peter Rabbit Little Learning Book by Beatrix Potter--this might be Finn's favorite book right now. It is really quite clever with sections on numbers, colors, letters, and telling time. Each has a pictures and quote from a Beatrix Potter book.
We went for a couple of weeks without any library books in the house for Finn. Bad parental move. I had to field constant demands to "watch" something. While we normally just watch animated books or music videos, I still try to limit how much of that we do each day (leaving it for the much needed time when dinner is trying to get cooked). Reading is his default activity, and when there are no books to read (the books that we own don't count, I guess).......then he wants to be entertained in other ways.
Those of you with young kids, how often do you check books out from the library? Do you request certain books or do you browse the stacks? I find that I have to actually request books if I want them to be any good. The "recommended" section of Goodreads has been helpful in this regard. I have a "bookshelf" for picture books and the recommendations are generated from those that we have already read.