Once Upon a Story
January 4, 2013

Well, hello little blog.  How are ya?

I confess:

I’ve been too busy traveling and eating (and recovering from traveling and eating) to spend much time here.

I’m still trying to recover, but the big kid is back in school, the little kid is back to sleeping at night (thanks be to God!), and I’m back to carving out time for this little space.

But just because it’s been quiet, doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some new reading going on!

Here’s a brief rundown:


Everyday Picture Books

Alice the Fairy by David Shannon (I love this female version of his famous David character 🙂 )

The Prince Won’t Go To Bed! by Dayle Ann Dodds (fun rhyming story)

The Great Fairy Tale Disaster by David Conway (Preschooler has been on a fairytale kick lately, and enjoyed recognizing all her favorite characters, but with plot twists)

Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman (Ladybug Girl–and Bumblebee Boy– are standards around here)

Ollie the Purple Elephant by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Same Krosoczka humor, picture book format)

Oh no, George! by Chris Haughton (A story about good intentions…)


Holiday Picture Books

Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows (Bedtime story with a little learning on the side)

Auntie Claus by Elise Primavera (A reread from last year  Fun Christmas series…I think there are three books now?)

The Night Before Christmas  by Clement C. Moore (Umm, I can’t remember which version of this we own.  But you know the story!)

An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco


Chapter Books

The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan (I wanted to write a review on the blog for this, but my reading kept getting interrupted by illness, and then I was traveling and not spending time online, and..now it’s January.  But you should read it.  Really.  Such a clever, heartwarming, adventure story)

Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli (see my review here! Comes out January 8th.  Get thee a copy!)

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool (Currently reading.  Also releasing January 8th.  A great start to 2013!)

And then, of course, January 1st also was the release of the Cybils Finalists.  And since I’m a Round 2 Judge for Middle Grade Fiction…I’ve got a whole stack of chapter books to read in the next month.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends.  See you Monday!


One response to “Friday Confession: Silent, but Not Forgotten”

  1. PragmaticMom says:

    We loved Auntie Clauss and Alice the Fairy too!

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