Thursday, December 11, 2008

Some Great Books

Here are some great books (which, by the way, you can order from The Silver Chair and get 20% off cover price and free shipping for locals):

1.Billy Collin's Ballistics -this is poetry but your will love it. Everyone has to love Billy Collins' poems. They are cheerful (usually), understandable and brilliant all at the same time.

2. See and Sew or Sow and Grow by Tina Davis- These are learn to hand sew and how to grow plants for children. They are so great. highly recommend. Renata is getting See and Sew for Christmas because she has been asking to learn to sew forever. (We have these at the store and the Zwerger book below.)

3. Quentin Blake's Tell Me A Picture- this is a great kids book about how to enjoy paintings. He goes through a bunch of illustrative paintings and has drawings of children making reactionary comments about each work on the next page. In the back are short synopsis of each work too but the point of the book is to let kids enjoy artwork for what it is not giving them facts and history till they are interested. great book for before you go to a gallery.

4. Lisbeth Zwerger's Hans Christian's Fairy Tales. She's such a great illustrator that this is a beautiful book.

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