Books R Us – A Playdate At The Library

I’ll be the first to admit, ever since our favoritest children’s librarian ran away  got an awesome job working with another set of awesome people in another city, I’ve been in a library rut. It’s not that the other librarians are horrible, they are not, but Maggie is MINE not my kids.


Where was I? Oh, that’s right.

Our library is still fantastic, the oldest (who has a name reconstruction going on, right now) LOVES the You Media aspect of our neighborhood library. I love thinking about him going and getting extra instruction on things like Photoshop, Movie Maker, Radio & Podcasting since budgets all over our nation are being cut, and the arts departments are usually at the top of the line for those.

So, imagine my happiness when a former high school classmate who is also a blogger AND a minister’s wife (YAYNESS) moved into my neighborhood not to long ago and we finally met up for a mini play date at the library. I loved it. Probably a little bit more than I should have. Apparently I don’t get out much. #shrug

I also learned that Sir Twizzler is definitely my rough guy. He bit someone’s fingers today. I was mortally embarrassed, and ended up taking out this precious gem at the library because of the incident.

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Yes I did indeed. And I will read it to him every single day until I have to turn it back in. Even though I know that he will probably inwardly mock me. I’m okay with that.

I also picked up:

The Chicken Thief (Stories Without Words)

This happens to be one of my favorite types of books. No words, and the ladybug totally loves being able to make up her own story.

Sheila Rae, the Brave

This book reminds me of an old boss that I had back when I got out of college. Her name was Sheila Rae and she was awesome. If she ever reads my blog, I hope she knows that I think she rocks!

Keats's Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury

Love Ezra Jack Keats  and in a moment of admitted ignorance I did NOT realize that he was NOT a black author. Learn something new daily.

Done with Diapers!

This book is definitely my silent cry for help and hope. Lil Miss Twizzler is coming along fine with potty training. Sir Twizzler is being a text book boy. It’s pretty amazing – in as much a way as something like peeing on the floor after you have been sitting on a pot for 10 minutes can be. This book can also be found under the title “Danny is Done with Diapers – A Potty ABC”

The Scrambled States of America [SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMER]

This was picked up I think because of all of the colors. The ladybug doesn’t understand the concept of the United States of America quite yet, but I will go ahead and give it the college try.

Beatrice Doesn't Want To

Lately, this has been the stance of everything with the ladybug. My sweet little girl is strengthening her opinion skill set.

You will also notice that I did not pick up one single solitary book for myself. None. Mostly because I already have nine taken out for me anyway, and the large majority of those are the Sookie Stackhouse series (do NOT judge) and these two gems:

The Grace of Silence: A Family Memoir (Vintage)

Such a great read and it’s non-fiction. I usually don’t migrate to books of non-fiction unless they are homeschool books or craft books, but this has not let me down. It’s a fantastic look into the history of Michele Norris’s family. To be fair this is the book club selection at our library for this month, so that’s another reason that I’m reading.

Into the Beautiful North: A Novel

This was part of our book club reading for the month of August and I failed miserably in keeping up. However, all of the book club participants loved it, so I’m reading it now a month later.

What are you reading now? What are your children reading? Let us know in the comments!


  1. Troy says:

    V loves to read please baby please by Spike Lee. I love watching her “read” it to her stuffed animals.

    I’ll have to look into some potty training books. I don’t think it’s clicking for her. I’m not pushing but maybe a book will turn the lightbulb on.

  2. Lyra says:

    I just got a used set of Elizabeth Verdick books including Teeth are not for biting, Hands are not for hitting, and Feet are not for kicking. We’ll see if they have any positive influence on Desmond, aka “the bishop”.

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