November 29, 2006

Lisa: Wanna read? (If you could hear my voice, you'd know that was a Willow reference.)

If you're looking for some fun, easy reading for the holidays and you're interested in helping out a glamorous but approachable librarian (that'd be me), I'd love it if you'd consider reading one of these kids' chapter books and letting me know what you think!

Grimoire: the curse of the Midions, by Brad Strickland
Moose's Big Idea, by Stephanie Greene
Shamer's Daughter, by Lene Kaaberbol
The Fairies of Nutfolk Wood, by Barb Bentler Ullman
Ugly, by Donna Jo Napoli
Wabi: a hero's tale, by Joseph Bruchac

They're all possible nominees for the Beehive Award for children's fiction. Here's the official review form (it's a Word document), but just leaving your rating and a short comment in the comments area here would be great.

ETA: Who am I kidding? It would be MORE THAN GREAT! Feel free to leave a request for your reward of choice in the comments area too.

Posted by lisa at November 29, 2006 01:36 AM

Ohhh I'll play, I love reading chapter books to my kids. Is there a deadline?

Posted by: CTG on November 28, 2006 09:30 PM

Yay! I have to turn in all the reviews the second week of January.

Posted by: lisa on November 29, 2006 12:58 AM

That sounds cool. Hey, this weekend the CGU (clarmont graduate university) library is having a book sale from their childrens library. So i am probably going to go and see if they have good stuff. Anything i should keep my eye out for?

Posted by: Young Jeffrey on November 29, 2006 02:22 PM

Part way through Faries of the Nutfolk, and so far its really good (I'm doing this now incase life explodes and I don't get back to you in time). The story line is engaging, the writing flows well and uses a nice combination of words (meaning it doesn't over do it on the adjectives and adverbs, but is still very descriptive...unlike me). It is really easy to read aloud and the words just flow. The story definitely pulls you in and I hesitate before putting down the book after a chapter because I want to know what happens next. The author also captures the mind of a little girl really well. It's not too childish/babyish but not too grown up. Both Lobster and Marvey like hearing the story and I think Lobster is intrigued at the idea of little people even smaller than she is!

So we're halfway through and that's my opinion so far.

Posted by: CTG on December 14, 2006 09:22 PM
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