Saturday, September 18, 2010

My parents were well prepared for their granddaughter’s visit, and a big stack of library books was waiting for her in her room. All is well in Anna’s world when she has many new books to read, and someone willing to read to her when she feels a little lazy or tired. I asked my parents to tell me which books were her favorites this week, and all four looked like excellent finds to me. I hope we can reread them here together. I will not write any descriptions, since I haven’t read the books myself. If you click on each image, it will bring you to an Amazon page with its reviews.

Children Around the WorldSomething from NothingDollhouse Fairy  

 Discover and Explore

 

 

 

 Enchantment

And since I have more time to myself than I ever had in the last four years, I am enjoying my own adult fairy tale – Enchantment. It was recommended by Ticia from Adventures in Mommydom when she was reviewing her favorite Sleeping Beauty tales. I am in the middle of a tale and it’s hard to put down, especially since the action takes place in Ukraine and all characters speak Russian (well, ancient Slavonic, anyway). Great read for fantasy lovers, including children who are old enough for “nudity and sexual references”, and you might also learn a thing or two about ancient history of Slavic people.

What are your children reading this week? Link up and share your picks – the linky is open all week.

13 comments:

Ticia said...

I'm glad you're liking it. I think that is my favorite book by that author. And it's an amusing take on the tale.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Children Around the World looks worth hunting down, at least from the title. Thanks for continuing to host, even when you are "free" for the week. :)

Autumn said...

Maybe I'll check out Enchantment...I'm in book limbo right now and I'm looking for a good fiction read. Mark is a *huge* Orson Scott Card fan, but I'm pretty sure he hasn't read this one. :)

Mary Elizabeth said...

The Dollhouse Fairy looks delightful!! Thank you for recommending it!!

Brimful Curiosities said...

I've been wanting to see The Dollhouse Fairy but our library doesn't have it yet.

Debbie said...

All the books look good. I will have to see our library has any of them.

Glad you are using this time to catch up on some reading for yourself.

Holly said...

We have Something From Nothing--it's a great book. I'll have to check out Enchantment for myself.

fejehome said...

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That's great that her grandparents had library books waiting for her. Those are my kind of grandparents.

We've been to the farm this week so we're reading about the farm.

April said...

I think its sweet that you still know everything that she is reading even though she is not with you!

My Family My Forever said...

I think it is very sweet of your parents to have books to read with Anna and have for her to read while she visits.

Hanna never read Young Cam Jansen, but when she was bit older she LOVED the original Cam Jansen series.

Diana said...

I have read Enchantment and thought it was such an interesting take on Sleeping Beauty. I enjoy seeing what others are reading, whether it's children's literature or adult literature.

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

What great grandparents to prep so thoroughly for her visit! and lucky you to get to enjoy some of your own reading! Thanks for linking up to Feed Me Books Friday!

Julie P. said...

Thanks for linking to Kid Konnection! I think these books look great and I'm very interested in the Children Around the World book.