Saturday, September 26, 2015

Library Loot: Fourth Trip in September

New Loot:
  • Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War by Raghu Karnad
  • Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain by Harriet Ziefert
  • Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going To School? by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Pig Is Big On Books by Douglas Florian
  • The Year of Fear: Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt that Changed the Nation by Joe Urschel
  • Click, Clack, ho ho ho! by Doreen Cronin
  • Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Frintz
  • It's A Big World, Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Banana by Ed Vere
  • Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
  • Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
  • The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Leftover Loot:
  • The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
  • Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
  • Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
  • The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers
  • An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? by Theo LeSieg
  • Hooper Humperdink--? Not Him! by Theo LeSieg
  • My Book Box by Will Hillenbrand
  • Listen to My Trumpet by Mo Willem
  • We Are In A Book by Mo Willems
  • Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel by Russell Moore

         Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief 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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Patty Cummings,  3:23 PM  

I am asking for recommendations. Looking to stuff stockings for the littles, 4-10 are the ages. I already picked up Inspector Dewey by Kristen Heimerl. I have cats and when the grand kids love to chase them and love on them and Inspector Dewey is a cat so this fits for me and them. Books like this is what I am after!

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