Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Lots of Stuff!

First, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to tell me what you think of the new look around here. I really appreciated it! For some reason, I can paint a room without needing any advice or input, but when it comes to this computer thing, I get nervous. : ) Thanks again!

And speaking of comments...

Check out who showed up in the combox on this post. TELEPROMPTER GUY MIKE! Some of you have noticed that my review of Signing Time Series 2 Volumes 1-3 showed up in the newsletter and on their ordering website. Rachel asked if they could quote me and of course I said "YES!" being more than willing to help further the promotion of these great shows. They are still being requested everyday in our house. I hope everyone is enjoying them as we are.

Lastly, I have fallen behind in my Library Night posts which I am sorry you have to suffer through, but I really need them as a way of remembering what we have checked out and what we haven't. Shortcake is notorious for asking months later, "Can we get that book that we got that one time about the cat? You know. The one with the blue cover and the yellow letters?" Sorry sweetie, if you can't give mommy even part of a title or name, you are out of luck! So if you are interested, have fun and if not, you can skip the rest!

Technically, the kids and I have been having more library days as Husband's nights have been busy lately. The other day, I was looking for some books on Korea since we are going to celebrate St. Andrew Kim's feast day tomorrow (lots of reading, talking, tea, maybe a version of Yak-Sik and some Maple Syrup Korean Teriyaki Chicken served over shredded cabbage for dinner).

This library visit was mostly about looking for some specific books instead of our usual perusing so the kids hunkered down at the children's magazine rack to wait. Cricket and Ladybug, National Geographic for Kids and Ranger Rick delighted them but also kept them quiet and in one place! The Professor got his first glimpse of Boys' Life and liked what he saw! Here is what I found on our outing plus a few extras:

Books with a Korean theme:
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo by Linda Walvoord Girard
Korea by Patricia Kummer
Culture in North & South Korea by Melanie Guile
The Princess and the Beggar: A Korean Folktale by Anne Sibley O'Brien (such a beautiful story!)
Halmoni's Day by Edna Coe Bercaw
Jin Woo by Eve Bunting (another adoption story)
The Trip Back Home by Janet S. Wong
The Royal Bee by Frances and Ginger Park

Other books that leaped into our basket:
Crinkleroot's Guide to Walking in Wild Places by Jim Arnosky (we discovered Crinkleroot the last time we went to the library which I just realized I didn't post about... grrr! argh!... I think it was Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Trees and he is our new best friend!)
The Dewey Decimal Stystem by Allan Fowler (to aid our future perusing)
Meet Josefina by Valerie Tripp (we have only met Molly and Kirsten so far)
Horseback Riding by Gail B. Stewart (Shortcake is getting ready for her pony riding birthday... in November!)
Let's Add Coins by Kelly Doudna
The Kitten Caper by Carolyn Keene (Sunshine's fluff)
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Planets (BigBoy calls it "Bill and I, the science guys")

And since I realized I forgot to post last weeks books (and we still have most of them checked out), for the sake of my record keeping, here they are in no particular order:

The Zoo by Jaqueline Laks Gorman
A Sampler of Colonial Life: With Projects Kids Can Make by Mary Cobb
Making Fleece Crafts by Judy Ann Sadler
The Grapes Of Math: Mind Stretching Math Riddles by Greg Tang
Easysteps to Riding and Horse Care by Nicole Smith
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral by Kat Shehata (I had no idea they were related!)
William Shakespeare & the Globe by Aliki
Horses! by Gail Gibbons (love her illustrations!)
Crafts From Felt by Huguette Kirby
Embroidery by Judy Ann Sadler
The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola
Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory based on the original character by Margaret and H.A. Hey
Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick
Crocheting by Gwen Blakley Kinsler and Jackie Young
Eyewitness NASCAR by James Buckley, Jr.
Machines by Andrew Haslam
The Quilting Bee by Gail Gibbons
Four Friends in Autumn by Tomie dePaola
Flight by Andrew Haslam
The Secret Garden (audiobook) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Wheels of Time: a Biography of Henry Ford by Catherine Gourley
Henry Ford by Rafael Tilton
Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story by Tomie dePaola (Sunshine's second favorite TdP book!)
The Parables of Jesus illustrated by Tomie dePaola
National Audobon Society First Field Guide: Trees by Brian Cassie
Navajo Code Talkers by Nathan Aaseng
Math Riddles by Harriet Ziefert
Tell Me, Tree... by Gail Gibbons
Tree by David Burnie
Bill and Pete by Tomie dePaola
Mary: the Mother of Jesus by Tomie dePaola
Battle by Dr. Richard Holmes
Houses and Homes by John Williams

That's all for this week... um, last week... whatever.. for now! BYE!


  1. Oh, Matilda, if only I lived closer, I'd bring some kimchee over to complete your meal. I haven't heard of many of those books. Thank you for that list! Even as a Korean, it fascinates me that Catholicism took off the way it did without priests--can you imagine?

    I think it's also SO awesome that Rachel, Emilie and Teleprompter Guy Mike commented on your Signing Time post. My order is on its way!

  2. We are trying the Maple Syrup recipe tonight. WHat a great idea! Thanks.

  3. That is so cool about your review on Rachel's site! Congratulations on your fame! I finally remembered to order the new DVD's thanks to you. ;-)


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