State of the Book Basket – September

Here’s what’s currently in our library book basket – but just the books checked out from the library where I work. Both kids are now going to the school library weekly, and just had a trip to the library with Daddy yesterday, as well, so the books listed below are probably only half of what we have out right now.

For my daughter, aged 5:
She is so thrilled to go to the library by herself right now! She’s bringing a ripping plastic sack of books home every week, mostly Barbie and Disney Princess books with a smattering of Rainbow Fairies and a dash of Franklin. We also just got her Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke for her birthday.
A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems
Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
If Kids Ruled the World by Linda Bailey
Magic Tree House Collection Books 30-32 by Mary Pope Osborne on audio for the car

For my son, aged 9:
He doesn’t tend to go as crazy at the library himself, taking just a book or two out each week. This week, true to type, he brought home a large picture-heavy nonfiction book about castles.
Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities by Mike Jung as a read-aloud
The Ghost Ship by Jan Burchett for reading to himself (he just finished it – I’d better check and make sure he has another book lined up!)
Jinx’s Magic by Sage Blackwood as a read-aloud
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo on audio in the car
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare on audio

For my love:
Even More Bad Parenting Advice by Guy Delisle
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook)
X-Factor: the Complete Collection by Peter David
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang
Fables volume 20: Camelot by Bill Willingham

For me:
Cybils nominations will open up this next week, so I’m trying to get started reading books I think might be nominated – except that I just started the Magic Thief books and am having trouble putting them down. Only a book and a half until I get to the last book, which will be eligible this year!
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove (currently reading at home)
The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen (currently on my ereader)
The girl who soared over Fairyland and cut the moon in two by Cathrynn M. Valente (currently reading at work)
The Magic Thief: Lost by Sarah Prineas (on audio in the car)
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
Odin’s Ravens by Kelley Armstrong (I read the first chapter to my son when we were out without another book, and it was a big hit!)
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

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About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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