Saturday, March 05, 2011

Library Loot: First Trip in March

New Loot:

I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Test by William Sleator
The Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck
Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers
First Light by Rebecca Stead
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Pete's a Pizza by William Steig
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary
Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary
A Baby Sister for Frances by Russell Hoban
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban
A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban
Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik

Leftover Loot:

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Best Foot Forward by Joan Bauer
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
Vilette by Charlotte Bronte
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire and Marg that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.       

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Kailana 3:57 PM  

Enjoy your great looking loot!

Munk 4:03 PM  

I love William Steig.

Sally 4:26 PM  

Looks like you got loads of great stuff from the library. I have to start going to mine more often.
Happy reading.

Jen C 8:50 PM  

Enjoy your loot!! Lots of good ones! Some old favorites.

melissa 2:36 PM  

'I Capture the Castle' is one of my very favorite reads. Love, love, LOVE it! :)

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