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

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:

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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:

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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:

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Ready, Set Draw!

Cats you can Draw

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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!!

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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?

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, The Bee actually chose this book:

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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….

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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:

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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:

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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).

*sigh*

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:

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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:

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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?