Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bonnie's Favorite (this week)

It must be time to eat because the books I picked for this week both have to do with fixing dinner. Badger's Fancy Meal by Keiko Kasza is about a badger who is bored with his dinner plans and goes out to find something better with disastrous results. The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza is about a wolf who decides that stew would be perfect, but it would be better if the chicken were fatter. He starts baking things to fatten her up with very surprising results. Both books can be found in the picture book section of the library with the call number E KAS.

Monday, May 17, 2010

What to do in an airport (or anywhere else).

What do you do in an airport when you know there are going to be delays? You grab a book from your daughter's shelf. That is how I came to spend an afternoon reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It a mostly delightful book set in 1946 that is a series of letters between an author with residents of Guernsey Island. Through the correspondance, the author, Juliet, learns much about the German occupation of the British Channel Islands. She is so intrigued by the writers of the letters, she decides to write a book and visits the island with very surprising results. Although much of happened during the occupation was horrible, there were individuals whose humanity came through. - Once I got home, I had to finish the book before I could unpack.
Helen Hall Library has both the book (F SHAFFER), and the audio book (BCD F SHAFFER).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Book Sale!

Nothing is more worthy of buzz than a book sale. The Friends of the Helen Hall Library will hold their book sale this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 13, 14 & 15). The details are as follows;
Membership Drive
Thursday, May 13: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Present your Friends membership card
or join the Friends group to shop early.

General Sale
Friday, May 14: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday, May 15: 10:00am - 2:00pm

We are still accepting donations of good condition books and DVDs. Questions? Please call Liz Hopkins at 281-554-1106. We hope to see you at the sale!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bonnie's Favorite (this week)

Another favorite book of mine is Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. This is the perfect story to lull a child to sleep at night. Reading it is a night time ritual with my grandchildren, who now recite it when it is read to them. Although written in 1942, Good Night Moon is a timeless classic that is a must for every child to hear.