Sunday, April 21, 2013

Books for 4/21/13

In my quest to find meaningful picture books to read aloud to my littles at bedtime I found this treasure at my local public library. I love stories like this that involve some tension, but turn out peacefully. A family with two boys on a ship encounter a storm. They get rescued and it's fun to see how the proto-type of the Coast Guard save them with a contraption that is probably not used today. I love the illustrations! 5 out of 5 stars! I will be definitely looking for more of Carbone's books.

 I have loved other books by John Pontius so I am working on this one, one of his latest works. You can read some of his books for free over here at  I got to hear him speak shortly before he passed away. He is such a gifted, wonderful man. This is his account of one man's story, as told to him. It's about the man's many NDEs and his visions of the last days. Very fascinating! I haven't finished it yet, so I will hold back on my rating.

This is a sweet story, although maybe a little too wordy to hold all three of my little children's attention. It's about friendship and reaching out to those who are different and how to be unselfish. 4 out of 5 stars!

I remember this one from my childhood, although I had forgotten the ending. Or maybe I remember other books in the series. I like the surprise ending. It was maybe a little too long...some of my littles were losing interest, and then the twist of events lured them back in. 4 out of 5 stars.

I also remember this one from my childhood. I love how Frances figures out how to work out her problem with her friend without being mean. I love the soft illustrations too. 5 out of 5 stars!