Sunday, December 12, 2010

In the Library: What We're Reading

Before leaving my library yesterday, I grabbed a couple of titles that I thought my children Romeo (1st grade) and Juliet (Kindergarten) might like to listen to as we sat around the fire this chilly weekend. While neither of them are new, they appealed to us precisely because we've enjoyed other books in each series.

Angelina's Christmas
by Katharine Holabird; illustrated by Helen Craig
Although the ending of this Angelina tale seemed a bit abrupt, the detailed pictures and warm storyline make this book a great seasonal read. There's just something about the Angelina series that requires the use of a British accent while you're reading aloud.

This year we re-discovered a classic series:  Nate the Great.  Appealing to younger children as it fits the bill as a "chapter book", Nate the Greats are short enough to read in one sitting.  Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Craig Sharmat; illustrated by Marc Simont, features the usual cast of characters including a brief appearance by Romeo and Juliet's favorite, Little Hex.

What are you reading this December?  Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Olive the Other Reindeer?

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