Friday, 16 October 2009
Shhhh, It's A Library! Book Reviews
We've joined the library! We all went off, bundled up against the growing October Cold, the boys and Sean on their bikes, though they sensibly parked outside and didn't ride upon the bookshelves. Chas DID borrow a book on BMX bikes, full of technical stuff, since our latest thing apparently is BIKES! Bikes for independence, bikes for speed and stunts.
But we are not here for bike talk. We're here to talk about books, dear readers. A review of last night's bedtime stories:
The Boy with Two Shadows (Picture Lions), about a boy who takes great care of his shadow and ends up having to babysit the naughty shadow of a witch!
"When The Library Lights Go Out", Megan McDonald and Katherine Tillotson. Library puppets have an after-hours adventure! This was a great first story for us, new as we are to the library.
"Sir Gawain And The Green Knight", the classic story retold by Michael Morpurgo. Beautiful watercolour illustrations by Michael Foreman. We love many of Morpurgo's books, they are usually well written, boy-friendly and adventurous. So far, the Green Knight does not disappoint. Did I mention the illustrations? Lovely borders, too. I am such a sucker for good illustration. Looking forward to a chapter a night of this one.
I borrowed books on being a working mum in the UK, acing interviews and other such boring stuff. The boys borrowed over twenty books, and I'll let you know how they go as we read them.
The library was cozy, and the librarian said that it's one of the smaller branches. Our cards permit us to use any library in the area, and there are twelve, so once we've read our way through our little neighbourhood library we can move on to the larger ones. Chas can pop in on his way home from school. Free internet, homework groups, audio books, and it hasn't cost us a thing. Yay library!