Saturday, December 31, 2011

Holiday Highlights

There has been a flurry of activity on the home front this month, but I want to take a moment to share a few holiday highlights before we roll into 2012.

Here's a picture of my grandbaby building a gingerbread house:

(He was at home with his mommy.)

(A precious gift for Mimi and Grandpa.)

And check out these holiday goodies:

I'll be blogging about them in future posts:

The Pet Shop Revolution
Written and Illustrated by Ana Juan

Balloons over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
Illustrations by Beth Krommes

Scrawny Cat by Phyllis Root
Illustrations by Alison Friend

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Michael Morpurgo
Illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark

The Man in the Moon by William Joyce

Blackout by John Rocco

Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane
Illustrations by Jane Manning

Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen
Illustrations by Sherry Scharschmidt

Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb
Illustrations by Joe Berger

The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett
Illustrations by Poly Bernatene

How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle
Illustrations by Randy Cecil

Holler Loudly by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Illustrations by Barry Gott

Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London
Illustrations by Frank Remkiewicz

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot
Written by Margaret McNamara
Illustrations by Mark Fearing

And here's the list of middle grade novels:

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
Written by Robin LaFevers
Illustrations by Yoko Tanaka

Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris
Written by Robin LaFevers
Illustrations by Yoko Tanaka

As you'll recall, I won Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus and Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh in an online auction back in July, so now I have the entire series. This is a fabulous set of books for readers who enjoy a good mystery!

One last holiday highlight to share:

I started following MerryMakers on Twitter and look at the adorable Froggy doll I won in their Cyber Monday Contest:

Tis’ the season to be jolly...

And have a Happy New Year!

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