One of the greatest things that I am most grateful for living here in Singapore is our amazing libraries. And so, this Sunday, I am sharing the books that have called out to me from our library bookshelves. While I did have a list in my hand, I also spent time just staring at titles and book covers. I also enlisted my daughter’s help in finding books that are connected with our current theme: Goddesses, Fairies, Spirit-Stars and Celestial Beings.
The beauty of libraries. 🙂
This is actually a pretty-delayed posting since a few of the books I am sharing here have already been reviewed a few days back. I do think it’s still worth gathering them all here, though: Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look & Meilo So and Look & Wonder: Gods and Goddesses.
A Practical Guide to Faeries by Susan J. Morris and The Book of Goddesses by Kris Waldherr. Fats, I believe has also borrowed the second book from her library, so here’s hoping she would be able to do a feature of this one.
I’ve done a review of this fabulous William Joyce picture books when I did a Guardians of Childhood special: The Sandman and The Man in the Moon.
Eric Carle’s Draw me a Star and Your Moon, My Moon by Patricia Maclachlan and illustrated by Bryan Collier which I reviewed here.
I also reviewed Etienne Delessert’s Moon Theater here. Moon Dreams by Ruth Martin and Olivier Latyk.
We can not veer away from myths as we talk about deities, gods and goddesses. Mythology it is: The Usborne Book of Greek Myths, and Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrations by Christina Balit.
Practically all of the children’s lit texts that I read in preparation for my upcoming course this January praise the D’Aulaires’ rendition of classic myths. Of course I have to find them. The illustrations make me gasp aloud. I hope to own these two lovelies for Christmas: D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths and D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths.
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales by Virginia Hamilton and Leo & Diane Dillon; Little Night by Yuyi Morales
11 year old daughter’s graphic novel extravaganza
And because my daughter is such a graphic novel aficionado: Nothing can possibly go wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki and Jose Villarrubia; and A Very Babymouse Christmas by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm.