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These are books from our “On Our Shelves Sunday” Posts

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, The Bee actually chose this book:


Fairy Tale Feasts

Tales retold by Jane Yolen

These beautifully illustrated Fairy Tales (by Phillipe Beha) have recipes (by Heidi E.Y. Stemple) at the end of each story. The Bee has been having fun with cooking up  a few.

What is on YOUR shelves today?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, I am sharing a book that is on MY shelf….


Just For You

by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and Sarah Markos

Remember that bag I made yesterday? This is the book it was from. It is filled with projects to sew!

What are you reading this week??

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

On our shelves this week is a book about my Falafel’s favorite sport:


The Gymnastics Book

by Elfi Schlegel and Claire Ross Dunn

My youngest is completely immersed in all things gymnastics related. So while she was in gymnastics class, I popped into our local library and found this book for her to read.

What are YOU reading this week?



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On-Our-Shelves Sunday

The only books these days on Falafel’s shelves lately are Warrior books, so instead of posting yet another one of those, I chose an old favorite of ours:


One Morning in Maine

by Robert McCloskey

Remember Sal from Blueberries for Sal? This is when she got a little older (and a little sister) and she loses her first tooth. I love the illustrations of these books so much (maybe even more than the story).


What books are old favorites in your home?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

You know we LOVE the Pigeon, right? Like when I found the fabric: here and here. Well, the other day I found another Pigeon book that we haven’t read! This week on our shelves is:


The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

by Mo Willems

I know my kids aren’t little anymore, but everyone is always up for a good Mo Willems book (including my husband and me)! This one is consistent with the other Pigeon books. Very funny with quirky illustrations. And really, who doesn’t love the Pigeon?! It always makes it even better to read it with funny voices.

Do you have a favorite character in a picture book?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

On our shelves this week is the second book in a series that Falafel and I are reading together:


Smells like Treasure

by Suzanne Selfors

I absolutely adore Suzanne Selfors’ books. She is a local Author, and writes fiction that is just wacky enough to be believable. This particular series is about a boy and his love for Treasure Hunting just like his deceased Uncle, who happened to leave him his dog after he died. This dog is very special. He can’t smell. At least, he can’t smell anything but one particular thing.

You’ll have to read them to find out.

What is on YOUR shelves today?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week Falafel is onto:



Power of Three series

by Erin Hunter

She has gone through the first 6 books, then the next series (The New Prophecy) which had 6 books, and now she is breezing through these next 6 in the Power of Three. Goodness this child has never loved books so much. THANK YOU Erin Hunter!

What are your kids reading??

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week I checked a book out from the library for a little inspiration:


Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia

This thing is awesome! If you are looking to join in the sew-a-long this month, and are not sure what to make, this has just about everything you need to be inspired!

What are YOU reading this week?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

It is Sunday, right? Sheesh. We are only a few days into January, and I am already losing track of the days.

Anyway….this week I am sharing a book with you that I am reading, even though it happens to be juvenile fiction. Have I told you that I love reading good juvenile fantasy/magic stories? I do. So much. And this week I am so excited to start reading the third book in a series that has grabbed me:


Keeper of the Lost Cities


by Shannon Messenger

I just love this series. The books are packed with action and adventure and magic and mystery. They are completely addictive reads. I cannot put it down once I begin, so I have waited until now to start this third book, even though The Bee bought this for me for Christmas. She does not like fantasy (with the exception of Harry Potter), but after I devoured the first two, she gave them a try…and now is hooked as well!

January is the perfect time to curl up with a good book.

What is on YOUR shelves this week?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, Falafel has a new Christmas present on her shelves:


Warriors Field Guide

Secrets of the Clans

by Erin Hunter

This book contains some spoilers, but she is leafing through it anyway. Right now, she is all about this series! My husband peeked his head into her room the other day to find her with all of her tiny cat figurines surrounding this tiny plastic chipmunk. When he asked what she was doing, she told him they were having a warrior cat meeting of the clans. When he asked what the chipmunk was for, she replied “Oh, that’s the prey”.

Not sure if I should worry, or be glad she has found this series. Ha!

What is your child reading right now??