Friday, December 30, 2011

Books Found Under the Tree

This will be my last book post of the year : ( , it's a good thing a new year is starting soon ; )  It is no secret: we love books!  We buy books throughout the year; at book sales, online, used, new, classics, etc... you get the idea.  Usually the books we wrap and give at Christmas are Christmas/Season books or a fun read, preferably, newer release.  Our family has gotten wind of this or maybe it's that I have a few children that when asked what they want for Christmas, they immediately have specific titles in mind.  Not such a bad thing, right ?

This year the younger children received:
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff, the little ones always enjoy this series
Strega Nona's Gift by Tomie De Paola, can't go wrong, great for liturgical teas
The Nativity: from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke by Ruth Sanderson, just beautiful
Nonna Tell Me a Story by Lidia Bastianich, has some great recipes at the end
O Christmas Tree: It's History and Holiday Traditions by Jacqueline Farmer, had to add it to our nature study list
The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination,  my son was thrilled!

Not pictured because I'm sure they are somewhere in their bedrooms being enjoyed:  I Spy ChristmasTwelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett and The Book of Fairy Poetry by Michael Haque (my younger daughter loves the illustrations in this book and was thrilled she recognized some poetry too).

My older two girls received:
Junonia by Kevin Henkes,  we like his picture books so we'll see how they like this one
Highway Cats by Janet Taylor Lisle,  I have a daughter who is just engrossed with cats lately
The Girl Who Circumvented Fairyland In a Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, something new along the lines of Sister's Grimm
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, need to read that before watching the movie ; )
The Heroes of Olympus book 1 & 2 by Rick Riordan, she's read all the other Riordan books

Did mom and dad get any?  Yes, we did.  The girls picked two books for dad and I gave myself two new books that I found at our used library book sale (while looking for dad).

Tournament of Shadows by Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac, he loves out of the ordinary history books
Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution by Woody Holton, looked interesting
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden, can you believe I didn't own this!!
Harbor Lights of Home by Edgar A. Guest, a 1928 copy, I've already found some very nice poems

I know I'm in good company when many of you will appreciate some titles or at least not think it odd that my family loves getting books for Christmas.  Here is too a wonderful 2011 year filled with good books and looking forward to 2012 with more wonderful titles!! 

Happy New Year to you all!


Pam... said...

Awesome. The Invention book looks so good I put it on my wish list for later. Thanks! Yes, Happy New Year!

Charlotte Mason in the City said...

I don't own The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady either, and I'm drooling over your copy!

We have plans to see the movie Hugo on New Year's Day, and my daughter said, "We can't see that movie - we haven't read the book yet!" :)

Happy reading to you and yours, and happy New Year, too!

Jedidja said...

Happy New year to you! I like to look to your English books. Super.

Erin said...

Swoon, I love book talk:):)

...they call me mommy... said...

Love it!! :) I recently found the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady at a thrift shop for $2! We just received a copy of The Hobbit from the library illustrated also by Michael Haque. My boys love it so much. I bought a used copy on Amazon! :)

ahh....books. ;)