Cover of "When the Sky is Like Lace"
Cover of When the Sky is Like Lace

For the picture books: Martha is much better as a TV show than it is a picture book.  Giggle, Giggle Quack is truly funny rather than just cute.  More, More, More, etc. is a very cute bedtime story.   When the Sky is Like Lace is a picture I loved, loved when I was a kid.  I bet it’s out-of-print but it’s a quirky, poetic, magic book.

For the graphic novels:  Geisha didn’t do much for me because I’m not into action comics anymore.  I liked Breaking Up, it’s got a Penny and Aggie vibe.  The rest are superhero comics and well enough for what they are.

For the juvenile books:  Bunnicula and Captain Underpants are both treats and I’m glad I finally read them.   Funny stuff.

Been reading Newbery Medal books which are beautifully written but low on the humor.  Riordan’s first Percy Jackson book proved to be crammed with magic and heroism and bad guys.  I can understand why kids love it.

Juvenile Books

  • Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
  • Good Masters!  Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz, ill. Robert Byrd (Newbery winner)
  • Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe
  • Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Newbery winner)
  • Don’t Sit On My Lunch by Abby Klein
  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  • Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Graphic Novels

  • Geisha by Andi Watson (graphic novel)
  • Tiny Titans: Welcome to the Treehouse by Art Baltazar (graphic novel)
  • Breaking Up by Aimee Friedman (graphic novel)
  • Justice League Unlimited: United We Stand by Adam Beechen (graphic novel)

Picture & Board Books

  • When the Sky is Like Lace by Elinor Lander Horwitz, ill. Barbara Cooney
  • 10, 9, 8 by Molly Bang
  • Froggy Eats Out by Jonathan London
  • Perfectly Martha by Susan Meddaugh
  • Princess Bess Gets Dressed by Margery Cuyler
  • Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin
  • Olivia’s Opposites by Ian Falconer
  • More, More, More, More said the Baby by Vera B. William
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