WWW Wednesdays – November 23, 2011

WWW Wednesdays

I wish everyone a happy Turkey Day tomorrow. I hope you have many kind people and good things to be thankful for, and get to enjoy a great time with friends and family.

My bookshelf

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

What I’m currently reading
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I’m a little behind on the bandwagon since everybody I know has already read this book but it took me a while to put it on my to-read list and then get it from the library. A great follow-up book to The Secret Life of Bees I read recently, carrying a similar theme set in the Deep South during the Civil Rights Movement. I’m really enjoying this book so far, especially for a first-time author novel.

– What I recently finished reading
The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Ah, what a great book! And if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll really like the book since Goldman wrote the screenplay with Rob Reiner. This is what all fairy tales should be like.

– What I think I’ll read next
Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative by Sir Ken Robinson, after being inspired by Robinson’s speech in a recent post of mine on ADHD and divergent thinking in schools.

My kids’ bookshelf

A turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve BuntingWhat they’re currently reading
A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. A very timely and hilarious story about Mr and Mrs Moose looking for a turkey at the very last minute to have for their Thanksgiving dinner. When Mr Moose finds him, the poor turkey panics as he doesn’t realize that his hosts want him AT their table, not ON it.
Little Bear’s Visit by Else Holmelund Minarik. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak, this short chapter book tells of Little Bear visiting his grandparents for the day. It includes a very funny story about a goblin getting scared in the woods… by his own shoes!
Mail Harry to the Moon by Robie H. Harris. A funny story of sibling rivalry where big brother asks his parents to mail his little brother to the moon. He’s in for quite a surprise when he wakes up the next day and can’t find his brother anywhere… My boys have a great laugh with this one.
What they recently finished reading
Yours Truly, Louisa by Simon Puttock. A very funny book about Louisa the pig who sends her farmer anonymous requests to get him to clean things up around the farm.
A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman. This book has it all: an inspiring story about a frog who really wants to fly, beautiful illustrations and an audio CD. My kids loved it.
Magpie Magic : a Tale of Colorful Mischief by April Wilson. This is a wordless picture book following a young artist who draws a picture of a magpie that comes to life and starts interfering with the drawings. Wordless, mischievous and colorful make it a great read for everyone.

– What I think they’ll read next
My husband just picked up new books at the library this afternoon and I don’t know what they are, so it will be a surprise for everyone tonight! 

What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?

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2 responses to “WWW Wednesdays – November 23, 2011

  1. Sounds like great reading for young and old alike.

    Happy Thanksgiving ~ here’s too good food, good friends, and good cheer!.

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