Friday, September 26, 2008

Some current library favorites

I wanted to share some jewels I happened upon at the local library. We have been enjoying them and the kids seem to be learning, too.

A Book about Design- Complicated Doesn't Make It Good
And
Another Book about Design-Complicated Doesn't Make It Bad
both by Mark Gonyea

These books teach the elements of graphic design using simple shapes, lines, colors, and a sense of humor. I learned from them as well as the kids and they wanted to try some of it out. It was fun and so interesting.

Unlikely Pairs Fun with Famous Works of Art by Bob Raczka

This is a fun introduction to famous works of art. Two pieces of art are paired together and you have to guess what the connection is. There is a brief description about each artist at the end of the book. It left us wanting more, so I have requested an interlibrary loan for 2 more by the same author.

Nim's Island
Nim at Sea

by Wendy Orr

If you have seen the movie, you get the idea. It is sort of a modern day Robinson Curusoe only it is just a little girl who is stranded on the island. Of course, the book is much better than the movie, with more details and so cleverly written.

Grace read the first book in one day and I read the second one in two. Mandi and I are reading the first one together. They are short, but packed with adventure. I think they would be great for a family read aloud or independent reading.

A Dog Called Grk
Grk and the Pelotti Gang
Grk and the Hot Dog Trail


all by Joshua Doder

Levi has read 2 of the three and can't wait to finish the third. I am almost done with one of them. These are adventure mysteries with kids as the detectives. These are perfect for kids who like action and danger on a kids level.

3 comments:

ann marie said...

All of those books sound cool but the art book sound really, realy cool. Thanks for sharing that.

MyStory of HiStory said...

My daughter & I are heading to the bookstore today...will have to check out the Nims books. Thanks for sharing :)

Tiffany said...

Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be looking for some of these.