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

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, Falafel and I are starting an old favorite of mine that really needs no introduction:


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

by JK Rowling

I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be reading this series with our youngest. I LOVE these books so very much (having read them first with our older daughter some years ago), and to be reading them with a fresh set of eyes and ears will bring new perspective, and with that a whole new love for them for both of us! Woohooo! Here we goooooooooo! Accio Book!

Have you read this series with your kids?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, my Falafel is reading something other than a Warrior book *gasp* I know.


Nuts to You

by Lynne Rae Perkins

Honestly, I cannot tell you what this book is about. I am just thrilled my girl is reading something other than the Warrior books (over and over again). Ha!

You can also always find comics and graphic novels (Big Nate, The Smurfs, TinTin, Garfield, FoxTrot, Calvin and Hobbes, Smile, Sisters, Archie, Amelia Rules, etc) on our shelves, along with assorted Manga for the teen (which apparently, I pronounce all wrong).

I do love their love of books.

How about your kids? What do they love reading most?

On-Our-Shelves: Happy Mother’s Day!


To all of you incredible Mamas, Moms, Mothers, Ma’s, Mommies, and Mums:

Happy Mother’s Day.

I hope you spend it surrounded by those you love, doing whatever it is your heart desires.

Here is one of my all time favorite picture books that I used to read to my girls when they were wee ones. It just happens to be about a Mama and her baby:

Where’s My Hug? (Don’t You Feel Well, Sam?)


What are your favorite Mama/child books?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, we are FINALLY on the last book in the series:


Smells Like Pirates

*affiliate link*

If you have been around this blog for a while, you may know that I love Suzanne Selfors books (like this, this, this, and this). She happens to be a local Author, and we have read so many of her wonderful stories. You may also know that I am such a sloooooow reader. So whenever reading to my youngest, she usually goes on ahead and finishes the book before we get to read it together.


I am finally about halfway through this one, and can’t wait to finish. I made her promise not to tell me how it ends.

What is on YOUR shelves this week?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

On our shelves this week is #7 in the series:


The Guardians of Ga’Hoole

The Hatchling

by Kathryn Lasky

My girl is ripping through these quickly. She said that she still prefers The Warrior Cats, but this fulfills her need to read anthropomorphic epic adventure stories. She has even listened to a few of the audio books.

Unfortunately, there aren’t as many books in this series. Any suggestions once she is finished?

What is on YOUR shelves this week?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

In honor of yesterday’s HUGE news, today we have a book all for me on our shelves:


Stuffed Animals

From concept to conception

by Abigail Patner Glassenberg

I have got the stuftie bug! This book is fantastic. I have already found a ram that I want to try out. I love learning new things. And there is ALWAYS something to learn.

What is on YOUR shelves this week?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

Well, our youngest is starting to ask too many questions about the facts of life that make my head want to explode. Which is why we have this on our shelves this week:


It’s NOT the Stork

by Robie H. Harris

And NO, I am not having a baby. I remember when I had to explain the Birds and the Bees to our oldest, and I literally sweat through the whole thing. And this is one of the many reasons we LOVE our local library. I can take out a book, and read it with my daughter instead of feeling like I am under interrogation.

I gave it to her to look over before we read it. I heard a whole host of EW’s followed by snickers. It was hilarious.

How about you? Have you taken “facts of life” books out from the library to help you explain things to your kids?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, my husband actually picked this series out:


Mouse guard: Legends of the Guard

by David Petersen and others {see above}

Jim loves these books, and wanted to share them with Falafel (who, as you know, also loves a good epic~especially a graphic novel version). This is a side story in the Mouse Guard graphic novel series. The Author invited other Authors to contribute different stories for this one. It is beautifully illustrated with good tales (sometimes a bit violent), for the adventure-lover in your house.

What is on YOUR shelves this week?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week we have a little something different on our shelves:


Ready, Set Draw!

Cats you can Draw

affiliate link

As you may know, Falafel (my 9 year old) loves the Warrior Cats series (affiliate link). She also loves to draw, but often has trouble with getting her pictures to match what is in her head. When we were at the library the other day, she saw this book, and her eyes lit up! “NOW I could draw all the warrior cats!“.

I actually joined her yesterday, and had a lot of fun following the different steps. It brought back memories of a book my Uncle had gotten me when I was the same age, about drawing big cats. It was fantastic, and I remember drawing for hours from that book.

What is on YOUR shelves this week?

On-Our-Shelves Sundays

This week, Falafel has started a new series!!


The Guardians of Ga’Hoole

by Kathryn Lasky

Don’t worry, she still re-reads all of the Warrior Cat books (over and over again), but she has started this new epic series about Owls. I am sensing a trend.

Like the Warrior books, these have plenty of books in the series to keep her busy for quite sometime!

What is on YOUR shelves this week?