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Library Hits – 8/1/2011

Since we’re heading out on a road trip on Friday, we had to return three weeks worth of picture books to the library today.  Understand that, on average, we check out about 20 items from the library in a given trip, and some of these are mommy-sized books.  Today, our library books overfilled two reusable grocery bags, and I opted to return them in the outside slot because my arms were going to break from holding Sailor, both bags, and a purse.

So, this list doesn’t contain every book we checked out for those weeks.  Mostly just the highlights.  However, I am including my first Terrible rating in this post, just so you know not to waste the space on your library card checking it out.  Seriously, it was that bad.

Top of the Pile

Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Awesome
If you’ve read (or own, as we do) Chickens to the Rescue, you will find this book hysterically funny.  So funny that my husband and I couldn’t read anymore.  I’m not sure if it would be quite as funny if you hadn’t read the first book millions of times, but that’s not a problem, since Chickens to the Rescue is awesome. Continue reading

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Library Hits – 7/18/2011

Some classics this week, as well as a few books not to check out to teach your toddler about the country.

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The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
AWESOME
Have to say I was skeptical when I first checked out this book when it won the Caldecott in 2009. I thought the poetry was a bit of a stretch, but it really has grown on me.  It goes without saying that the illustrations rock.  And it’s one of Monkey’s favorite explicitly-about-going-to-sleep books.  I need to take my own advice and buy this awesome book so my library can have its copy back. Continue reading

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Library Hits – 7/5/2011

So no returns on Monday, since it was the 4th, and we did so much recovering on the 5th that I didn’t get to blog them until today.  Some real gems this week, plus a library accident with a happy ending.

Top of the Pile

Perfect Square by Michael Hall
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Cool concept and beautiful pictures.  Short and sweet.  Plus we need books that deal with the harms of perfectionism in this family. :D

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