The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives: Michael Buckley
Slowly Getting Back to Normal

Quick Recommendations from Boston

I haven't been posting so much this week because I'm in Boston visiting family and friends. It's been great to see people (despite the ridiculous heat and humidity here), and spend time catching up. I have collected a couple of book recommendations, and I'm sure that I'll have more before I'm through. But here are some quick hits:

  • My six-year-old friend from Newton Lower Falls is really enjoying How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. He can't put it down. What I love is that the author doesn't shrink from including big words (obsequious, for example).
  • I finally read Duck and Goose by Tad Hills, highly recommended on the blog circuit. I pronounce it adorable.
  • Mheir's 15-month-old cousin sat through about 20 readings of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle. Which seems to me to be some combination of remarkable attention span and remarkable book. His older sisters recommended The Junie B. Jones Books by Barbara Park, Alice Hoffman's Aquamarine, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. They, along with their Mom, and various members of their extended family, are all excellent hosts.
  • My wonderful friend Liz gave me lots of other recommendations, too.

But I'm out of time for now. More soon! Hope that you're all having a great week, and (where applicable) holding up ok under the heat.