Sunday, December 25, 2011

Book Stacks 2011

We had a very merry Christmas day, and as I type, the bookstacks still sit wrapped up tight under the tree. We always save them for last, and this Christmas, we were overwhelmed with wonderful gifts and so enjoyed each other's company that we had no need to open them. We look forward to unwrapping and relishing them throughout the coming week. I want to savor each of them with my kids, so this suits me just fine.

Tonight, I'll just post the list of the titles included in each stack. Later, I hope to write a bit about each of them -- why I chose them, where I got them, how they were received. One of my dreams is to make more time to blog in the New Year.

For Skye (age 12):
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
The Way We Work by David Macaulay
Order of the Stick comic collections: Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales and Dungeon Crawlin Fools by Rich Burlew
Wildwood by Colin Meloy
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (in Spanish)
The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
Ida B... by Katherine Hannigan (in Spanish)
Puffin Classics: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

For Felix (age 7):
This Is Paris by M. Sasek
Plum by Tony Mitton
Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School by David Mackintosh
No dejes que la Paloma conduzca el autobus! by Mo Willems
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (with illustrations by Lauren Child)
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
Moomin books: Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
Bad Kitty books: Bad Kitty Gets a Bath and Happy Birthday Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Dragon Slayers Academy books: #2: Revenge of the Dragon Lady and #3: Class Trip to the Cave of Doom by Kate McMullan
Puffin Classics: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


Michelle said...

I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at these titles soon, Caryl! You were such a help with suggestions for Charlie's stack this year and I'm hoping to mine more gold from your kids' stacks! As always you are my Book Superhero!

Caryl said...

Glad to help, Michelle! Let me know what he thinks of the Jenkins books. :)

JenFW said...

First, good job on the background photo. It looks great!

Next, I love the Book Stacks! What a great tradition. I think it's comparable to Christmas stocking traditions. I can see so many ways to customize this.

I think you've also convinced me to bump Jennifer Egan's Goon Squad book up on the TBR list. I think I'll choose it next.


Caryl said...

Thanks, Jen! And I hope you like Goon Squad. I'm heading over to your blog right now to learn about your reading tastes. :)

Pat Zietlow Miller said...

What a wonderful idea! I just love it. And the books are so beautifully wrapped, too.

Caryl said...

Thank you, Pat! And thanks for stopping by. :)