Library Loot (February 28 2014)

badge-4Library 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

Wee Reader and I braved the rain to hit the library, while my mum stayed home with the baby. It was a rather quiet day at the kids’ section, as expected, so he got to play with the puzzles to his heart’s delight (ie not very long) and grab a Thomas Train book for himself. It was nice to spend time with just Wee Reader, and he enjoyed his short walk in the rain from the parking lot (under an umbrella that is), as it is rare that we get rain here.

The loot is mostly for the kids as I’ve still got quite a bit of graphic novels to catch up on. And it’s the last day of Graphic Novels Month too!

The pirate’s daughter – Margaret Cezair-Thompson

A multi-generational story based around the extraordinary true story of Errol Flynn’s arrival in 1940s Jamaica. The Pirate’s Daughter follows Ida, a young girl who falls for Flynn’s legendary charms. Through the eyes of Ida and her daughter, May, it also tells the story of their home, Jamaica before and after independence.


Beloved – Toni Morrison

I’ve never read anything by Morrison before. Amending that soon!


Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

The House at World’s End – Monica Dickens


The Fielding children have to go and stay with their Uncle Rudolph and Aunt Valentina as their father is sailing round the world and their mother has been hurt in an accident. The children and their relatives clash endlessly, and at last Uncle Rudolph allows them to live in a tumbledown old inn he owns: World’s End.


Wee Readers’ loot:
Two for the baby and the rest for the almost 3yo
Checkers and Dot – J. Torres ; illustrated by J. Lum


Kiss Tickle Cuddle Hug – Susan Musgrave
Mr Gumpy’s outing – John Burningham
Dog loves counting – Louise Yates
Sleepy book – Charlotte Zolotow ; pictures by Stefano Vitale
Green eggs and ham – Dr Seuss
Blue Train, Green Train – Tommy Stubbs
Shortcut – Donald Crews
Vera rides a bike – Vera Rosenberry
Fiona loves the night – Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest ; illustrated by Amanda Shepherd
Russell and the lost treasure – Rob Scotton
My preschool – Anne Rockwell


What did you get from your library this week?

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