Monday, December 31, 2007

almost 2008 - new zealand time!!

next to read ...
Love games, by Charlotte Lamb, c. 1984 bc 5727396
Boobela and the worm, by Joe Friedman, c. 2007, wcl purple fiction
Palaces in the sky, by Ted Reynolds, c. 1997, wcl
Relative Love, by Amanda Brookfield, c. 2004 - petone ubs, bc 5728621

Sunday, December 30, 2007

"Varoius Faerious," Jacqui Grantford, c. 2002

"Not all are so noble
or pretty of face;
The vain Hairy Faeries
have no faerie grace.
From top down to toe
they are covered with hair.
All day and all night they
comb it with care."

Wonderful. Love the rhyming words and the imagination.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

"Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella," by Pamela Allen, c. 2006

Both Margaret and Anneke enjoyed reading this one with me. M is an emerging reader but it kept her attention. For me Christmas = the beach, so this was a seasonal read for me!

Friday, December 21, 2007

"Mrs Claus takes a vacation," by Linas Alsenas, c. 2006

Delightful kids book. I like the ending, too.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I have just gathered my next "to-be-read" pile ...

"My spy," by Christine Skye, c. 2002 -- bc 5433799
"When daylight comes," by Lyn Andrews, c. 2003 -- bc 5459605
"Prince of delights," by Renee Roszel," c. 1992 -- petone find -- bc 5727398
"Norton's Hut," by John Marsden and Peter Gouldthorpe, c. 1998 -- wcl - teens graphic novel -- snowy cover caught my eye
"Santaland diaries," by David Sedaris, c. 1999 -- reserved b/c of season -- from lcl
"After you've gone," by Joan Lingard, c. 2007 -- reserved -- newbie from ecl

Sunday, December 16, 2007

"The Woman Who Won Things," by Allan Ahlberg, c. 2003

From blurb..
One lucky day .. Mrs Gaskitt gets a prize .. Mr Gaskitt gets a kiss .. And Gus and Gloria get a new teacher ... with a new suitcase!

This wasn't what I expected. Some kids may enjoy ... I shall gather some views.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Books next on my reading list: -- all chosen by random from my piles lol

Blackwater, by Kerstin Ekman, c. 1993 BC 545 9639
The Bad Girls Club, by Rhian Tracey, c. 2005 -- LCL - teen read
The Screaming Room, by Thomas O'Callaghan, c. 2007 -- WCL "new book"
The Marriage Adventure, by Hannah Bernard, c. 205 -- WCL rom