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What's in Your Library Bag this Week?

Our haul this week includes:

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Let's Go Home: The Wonderful Things About a House by Cynthia Rylant

(This one's for Earlybird, part of our ongoing "homes and shelters" study. I love Cynthia Rylant books and I adore Wendy Anderson Halperin's illustrations - so cozy, inviting, and nostalgic.)

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

(I saw this book mentioned and/or reviewed in several places a few weeks ago - it's set against the Titanic tragedy, so it garnered a lot of buzz. It's an interesting premise and I love historical fiction, so ... I'll give it a try!)

The Apron Book: Making, Wearing and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort by EllynAnne Geisel

(This looks like a colorful and interesting book! I'd love to make myself an apron ... a potential summer project ... I'll choose a very simple pattern, since I have little to no sewing experience. ;))

Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson

(The younger boys and I are studying/exploring fruits & vegetables this spring ... and Bill loves fruit desserts best of all ... plus I love cooking "in season" ... so this book seems a good fit! First to try: an "apple and rhubarb pandowdy.")

The Miracle Worker

(Crackerjack is learning about Helen Keller at the moment. We'll view this movie as a family over the weekend.)

Farmer Boy Days adapted from The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

(A read-aloud for EB, who's learning about farms and farming this year.)


Also on the hold shelf, to be picked up later today or possibly, this weekend:

Shakespeare's Flowers by Jessica Kerr

(I mentioned this book in my Shakespeare post ... I'm pondering a summer unit study.)

At the Farmers' Market with Kids: Recipes and Projects for Little Hands by Leslie Jonath

(This goes hand in hand with the farming study *and* the fruit and vegetable study. :))

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

(For Bookworm's "Brit Lit" discussion group; this is the May selection.)

... and, finally ...

The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making by Alana Chernila

(As discussed in yesterday's post - this actually isn't available yet, but hopefully it will be soon. I love to make stuff from scratch ... one of my "Earth Day" resolutions this year is to use less packaged/convenience foods and learn how to make/bake more things at home using preferred ingredients. I think this book will help me with this endeavor!)

So I'm in a curious mood today ... a little later on I'm going to ask you about file folders, but right now I'm wondering ...

*** What's in YOUR library bag this week? ***

Leave a comment if you'd care to ... but either way, have a great day!