Category Archives: Books We Read

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

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

On our shelves this week:


Geronimo Stilton

by Elisabetta Dami translated by Scholastic

First, The Bee read these and loved this series. Now Falafel is enjoying them. I love when that happens.

The Geronimo Stilton books are all funny and punny and so much fun to read.

What series are you reading?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, Falafel is reading this to me:



by Sally Gardner

This book has two stories. One on one side of the book, and then you flip it over for the other! So far, she is reading The Strongest Girl in the World and loving it. It is a fast easy read, but so much fun. Basically, a girl wakes up to find she has super strength one day. Who wouldn’t love that?

What is on YOUR shelves this week?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week we have one in a series that Falafel and her Dad love to read together:


Jenny Goes to Sea

by Esther Averill

This is one of the Jenny and the Cat Club books and they both have read them over and over.

That says something!

What books have YOU read over and over again?


On-Our-Shelves Sunday

Remember yesterday’s cute little mushroom?



by Nelly Pailloux

Both girls were drawn to this book the other day. But it was Falafel that really took to hand sewing! And more so, embroidery. This book breaks it down in easy step-by-step diagrams, which made it very user friendly for our 8 year old first-time sewer. And even better, she did it all by herself! She was super proud of her little mushroom girl.

What is on YOUR shelves today?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday: It’s my birthday!

It is my Birthday today! To celebrate, I pulled an oldie but goodie off our shelves to share with you:


Toot & Puddle: A present for Toot

by Holly Hobbie

Because no matter how old my kids get, (or I get, for that matter), some books I will always love.

This whole series is dear to my heart. I love the stories and the illustrations equally. There are few books that I would love to jump inside and look around in, and her books are definitely on that list.

What is on YOUR shelves today?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

On our shelves today, we have a new one (to us):


Shoebox Sam

by Mary Brigid Barrett

This is one of those books that just makes you smile from beginning to end. We enjoyed it very much in all it’s good simplicity.

What areYOU reading this week?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week we have a book on our shelves that The Bee recommended for Falafel:



by Andrew Clements

Essentially, this book is about a boy who decided to make up another word for “pen”. His teacher doesn’t like it, but his classmates do. Check out what happens next. I won’t spoil it. But that thing you write checks with, may or may not be a Frindle.

What is on YOUR shelves today?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

On our shelves this week is mostly a book for me:


Vader’s Little Princess

by Jeffrey Brown

This book is especially timely because I just happen to be competing in Crafting Con’s Star Wars edition!

This book is very clever. All about Darth raising his teenage daughter, Leia, in comic form. It is filled with little scenes and quotes from the movie, but with them having a Father-Daughter relationship. Definitely made me chuckle.

What are YOU reading today?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

On our shelves this week is an oldie but a goodie…


Caps for Sale

told and Illustrated by: Esphyr Slobodkina

My husband, in particular, thinks this book is hilarious and read it to Falafel. A guy selling caps that gets them taken by monkeys. Really, what is not to like?

What is on YOUR shelves?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

We have the same book on our shelves this week as we did a few weeks ago…


The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

by Kate Saunders

…only this week, we finished it!

It was a very enjoyable read, but as you may know I am a slow reader (and I did most of the reading), so it took us this long to finish it. There is a lot of magic, and evil, and mayhem, and love. The end made my Falafel a little sad, but I will say no more.

What are you reading this week?

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