State of the Book Basket – July

It’s a super-short State of the Book Basket because I need to go get ready for vacation.

The Girl
I’m very excited to be reading The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye to my daughter – a favorite from childhood, with the author’s own beautiful illustrations.  In the car, we’re listening to Soccer on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne, Magic Tree House #52.  I’ve also taken out three of the Little House books for the car ride, since both kids really like these.  We have a big stack of nonfiction for her, for one of the library’s summer reading challenges.

The Boy
We finally finished Jinx’s Fire!!!!  Thank you, Sage Blackwood – we loved it! I’m finishing up my old favorite Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Time by Jane Louise Curry with him (it’s only about a hundred pages), and then we’ve decided that he’s old enough for one of my even-favoriter old favorites, The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley.  He’s reading The Inventions of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick to himself, and listening to Inkheart by Cornelia Funke and the last of the Spirit Animals books, by Marie Lu.

My Love
…snagged Uprooted by Naomi Novik when my hold finally came in from the library.  I’m anxiously waiting my turn for this, too!

I just finished Nimona by Noelle Stevenson in print and a re-listen of Deathly Hallows in the car.  I have Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel on my iPod, and have just checked out Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein – a first from an author I’ve been wanting to read for a long time.  Up next in print is either Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce, or The Long Black Curl by Alex Bledsoe.

Let me know what you’re reading, and stay tuned for a guest post or two while I’m gone!

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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3 Responses to State of the Book Basket – July

  1. Maureen Eichner says:

    YES ORDINARY PRINCESS! I am always in favor of that one!

  2. Martha Krieg says:

    We just finished reading The Martian aloud. Cliffhanger!

  3. Kim says:

    We powered through “The True Meaning of Smekday” on audio; it had been long enough that my son forgot what happened and was delighted all over again. Now we’re listening to “Smek for President”.

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