Saturday, May 1, 2010

Books: Children's Books Continued

I love children's books. In the past few days, I've been collecting them like squirrel nuts. In addition to those listed in my recent post, I've added:
  • The Looking Glass Wars, by Frank Beddor. This is written the "true story" of Alice and her exile from Wonderland.
  • Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, by R.L. LaFevers. The adventures of an eleven year old that one summary describes as a combination of Nancy Drew and Indiana Jones. It was on the "staff picks" shelf at my local bookstore.
Anyone have any others to suggest?

Image: By John McIntosh. Wikimedia Commons.


  1. My favorite children's book, though I'm guessing it is intended for younger audiences than the ones you discuss, is Don & Audrey Wood masterpiece "Heckedy Peg". (It's a picture book, but is such a brilliant story it is as good as (and better than) many of the classics; and the illustrations are gorgeous.

    I am curious as to the origin of the robot photo.

  2. Howdy do! Welcome to the blog!

    Oh, I like picture books, too - I'll hunt that one down, thank you.

    The robot photo is from Wikimedia Commons - I hunt down most of my blog photos there. :) It's at

  3. When I was a child, I loved reading and being read Roald Dahl books like The BFG, Mr Fox and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Even now I read these to my kids and they love them.

  4. Hey, Lion! Ooh. I haven't read everything by Roald Dahl. I should read the ones that are new to me. And re-read the ones that are old to me.

  5. you're going to love this... my friend Jane who you've met just bought Treehouse Books on the plaza. Children books galore! I helped create the store window, what fun.

  6. Yo, Enchanter! Woohoo! I'll have to go in there next time I'm nearby. I've always thought that it was great to have a children's bookstore right next to the park, because it's on long park days that I really want a good fat children's novel to read.