Welcome back to the library haul link up!
Here are some of the winners from our library basket from the last few weeks. (Although the goal is to suggest materials for your family’s next library trip, if you happen to order something using these Amazon links, we receive a small commission at no cost to you! Thanks!)
Trouble with Trolls was one of our favorites.
The beautiful illustrations of Jan Brett + snow + a resourceful and smart protagonist + mischievous trolls = a perfect story for winter.
I don’t throw around “adorbs” very often, but this book is adorbs. A girl decides to claim one of the family chickens as a pet dog when her parents tell her they can’t afford one. The kids loved reading about the adventures of Lula Mae and Pookie in my dog’s a chicken.
I only read this one once. Because Bea and Moe destroyed it. It was a brand new library book. And now it is not.
Moe spilled water on it. Bea ripped out a page. We paid the big moneys for it in fines.
I am shamed. It was a cute story. Check it out. Keep it from the baby, though.
I was hesitant to dive into the Paddington books because I felt like we already had our fill of lovable, bumbling bears in Corduroy and Pooh. Paddington keeps appearing on All the Booklists, though, so we gave him a shot.
Turns out there’s room in the humorous bear story genre! We listened and re-listened to several Paddington audiobooks, watched the new movie (meh), and an old (semi-animated) version.
The kids probably enjoyed the new version more because it was flashy and exciting, but I preferred the version from 1983(?) in which Paddington is a stop-animation bear and everything else is a cartoon picture that moves slightly. Super simplistic. We watched it through hoopla, so if your library offers that service, you can find a couple episodes there.
All of them are sort of heavy in their own way, and they aren’t typical rom-coms by any stretch. Maybe that’s what date night looks like after 10 years of marriage? Societal commentary and Maggie Smith?
Do you have any library treasures to share? Comment below with your list or a link to your list (be sure to put a link back here in your post!)
PS– I’m going to try something new for Tuesdays. This week is a library link up. Next Tuesday will be a JEI link up. We’ll keep switching back and forth. That way I can enjoy All the Linkups without going crazy. Ta da!
The Zelie Group is adopting a new month-long thematic linkup instead of Just Enough Info, but we can keep JEI going here every other Tuesday. Don’t worry, it will be easy peasy. I hope you’ll participate in all the everything, too! 🙂
January 3: Library Haul
January 10: JEI: A New Year!
-What is one small thing, if you accomplish it in 2017, that will make you feel successful?
-Have you picked a “word of the year” or patron saint of the year? (Visit http://saintsnamegenerator.com/ if you’d like to find a saint!)
-What are you looking forward to in 2017?
January 17: Library Haul
January 24: JEI
January 31: Library Haul