I've really fallen behind on blogging! It takes quite a bit of time to find professional reviews of books. Since I really want to get back to reviewing my own reads, the remaining lists will have brief comments.
Princess and the Pizza
One of my favorites! The Auchs are known for their "fractured fairy tales." This one is a retelling of "The Princess and the Pea." I have a staple of picture books that I go to when I am asked to read to an elementary school class. This is one of them.
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Yay! I love anything Mem Fox does.
My Little Sister Ate One Hare
"We thought she'd throw up, right then and there...but she didn't!" Tremendously fun read aloud.
The Tomten and the Fox
I am a huge Pippi Longstocking fan (I was Pippi for my 3rd grade book character day), but I've never read this picture book by Astrid Lindgren. Must rectify that ASAP.
How I Became a Pirate
Yeah, I like this a lot too. Pirate books, costumes, programs (raises hand), and such were huge for a few years. Doesn't seem so cute anymore, does it? (I asked for titles well before the current issues.) Oh, well...it's possible that the fad was dying even before the current piracy problems.
Here Comes the Aliens
I Wanna Iguana
Doctor De Soto
This won a Newbery Honor in 1983 (one of the rare honorees that isn't a novel).
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
I adore this strange and fabulous book!
Whitefish Will Rides Again
(More to follow!)