Following our weekly themes for the summer, our visit to the library this week included checking out books about the ocean and sea animals.
The following are the ones we liked the best:
March of the Penguins Okay, I suppose penguins aren’t technically sea animals, but one of the girls saw this book near the ocean section and asked for it. It’s adapted from the National Geographic film so the pictures are wonderful. We all really liked this book.
Octopuses by Deborah Coldiron
Jellyfish by Elaine Landau
The ABC’s of Oceans by Bobbie Kalman
Both daughters are still in the American Girl mode – they selected seven of those books to bring home this week. The younger one also chose The Missing Shapes Mix-Up by Wendy Wax from the Disney’s Read and Grow Library.
While we didn’t buy any books from the library sale shelves per say, they did have a collection of Highlights magazines and Puzzlemanias which appeared to be brand new. My older daughter enjoys those, so I allowed her to choose seven of them to buy; at ten cents apiece, it’s a pretty good deal for quiet entertainment.
On Wednesday we made a quick stop at a used book store for dollar day and got the books below for $3.75. (Three of the books were only a quarter apiece.) Maybe I could be wealthy if I never bought any books??
Pocahontas and the Strangers by Clyde Robert Bulla I had this book when I was a girl.
The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad by Thornton W. Burgess
The Boxcar Children Spring Special #2: The Mystery in Washington, D.C. by Gertrude Chandler Warner
A Louisa May Alcott Christmas (a collection of Christmas stories)
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting Couldn’t believe we didn’t already have this one. It was a great deal for $1 as it is hardback and in great condition.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri We already had this book, but it’s mine from when I was young and literally falling apart.
No new books for me this week; I’m still working on the same stack. I’m now almost done with Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris and would highly recommend reading the book. I want both of my girls to read it when they are approaching their teen years.
Visit The Happy Housewife to see what others are reading this week.