Saturday, September 22, 2012

More kids books...

Title: Dragons Love Tacos
Author(s): Adam Rubin; Illustrated by Daniel Samieri
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780803736801
Obtained: Library copy


I saw this on another blog and couldn't resist. I requested my library purchase it. Luckily I was the first to discover it because I soon had a waiting list behind me. It wasn't quite what I expected, but it was a cute and amusing read nonetheless. You get to hear all the ways you can give dragons the tacos they want... big, small, and whole taco parties. You just need to avoid anything spicy.  This is a fun read.

Title: Small Bunny's Blue Blanket
Author: Tatyana Feeney
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
ISBN: 9780375970870
Obtained: Library copy


I was browsing the new children's fiction when I saw this. My nephews and niece have a great fondness for their blankies. Especially my eldest nephew, who even has a corner of his blankie cut off to carry in his pocket when he goes to preschool. So of course I had to grab it. They enjoyed the book. My nephew cracked up with laughter at the picture of the blankie going in the wagon... Even more than the swing or the sandbox. "The blankie doesn't go in the wagon," he told me very emphatically. Apparently my sister has that drilled in his head from their many walks in their wagon.

Title: My Dad Is Big and Strong, But... a Bedtime Story
Author: Coralie Saudo; Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
ISBN: 9781592701223
Obtained: Library copy


I love, love, LOVE this book.  At first, I picked it up because I thought (based on the title) that maybe it'd motivate my brother-in-law to read the kids a bedtime story.  Turns out, this is one of those stories that turns around on you and becomes something entirely unexpected.  I ended up reading it to the kiddos while they were in the tub.  My sister was stuck listening since she was the one bathing them  (She gets tired of me reading books to her...all the kids books I love I try to share with the adults around me too.).  She enjoyed it enough that she convinced her husband to listen to me read it.  From there I shared it with my parents and grandparents... And I told a co-worker about it.  So if you have a sense of humor, and you get the bedtime routine of trying to stay up later and bedtime story requests...

Title: How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?
Author: Jane Yolen; Illustrated by Mark Teague
Publisher: Blue Sky Press
ISBN: 9780545143141
Series: How Do Dinosaurs..., Bk 10
Obtained: Library copy


I found this book while browsing in the children's department and was curious. Its a cute book with dinosaurs that act like kids and have human for parents... funny that. It was amusing to recognize some of the behaviors highlighted. A lighthearted easy reader.  And apparently part of a series.  Looks like something to look into.

Title: Dog gone!
Author: Leeza Hernandez
Publisher: G.P. Puntam's Sons
ISBN: 9780399254475
Obtained: Library copy


This was another book picked up while browsing. Something about the dog reminded me of my sister's dog. This was even more true when I started reading about the dog's mischief. In any case, this is a cute quick tale. It reminded me of another children's book I've read where a kitten joins the household and the first cat runs away and regrets it, but I can't think if the title of that book.

Title: The End
Author: David LaRochelle; Illustrated by Richard Egielski
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN: 9780439640114
Obtained: Library copy


I was intrigued by the idea of a backwards fairy tale. This reads something like they lived happily ever after because such-and-such happened (I don't have the actual book on hand anymore)... A nice lesson on cause and effect. When I read it to the kiddos, my nephew wanted me to read it from the beginning. Apparently he didn't care for the story being backwards. I tried to do so, though I had to rearrange the words and sometimes edit to make it flow properly. It definitely reads better as written. 


  1. My days of reading to kids are sad. I saw so many super cute books this weekend that I would have bought for my daughter if she'd been little. *sigh* I miss those days!

    1. Maybe you don't need to be purchasing them any more, but no kids isn't a reason not to read them. I probably read 50-75% of the picture books I read to the kiddos. And then there are the slightly older age level kids books I read just for myself.


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