Hi everyone and welcome to
Every Friday, we look over the highlights of our week, the small things that made us smile and the bigger things that made us jump up and down, cheer and hoot, and even look a little foolish (YAY Canada!!)
This event is hosted by the very sweet Suzanne at Living To Tell The Story.
1. Talk about sweet! Elizabeth Bird, of the New York Public Library and A Fuse #8 Production, has tabulated a poll of the top 100 fictional chapter books for mid-grade readers. I wish that I had known about it earlier so that I could have entered my favourite ten.
Here are some of my favourites that have made the list so far:
Although I didn’t take part in the poll, I am thoroughly enjoying the count-down. I love seeing my favourite books listed, author backgrounds, fascinating book tidbits, book covers, lesson plan links and even movie trailers. Readers’ comments are equally interesting.
More of my favourites that made the count-down:
I want to read them all over again!
You can even peruse the stats of the poll – compiled by Erik Carpenter at What We Read and What We Think. I’m not inclined toward math, but statistics about children’s books is probably the way to hook me!
I have to admit I’m following the results of this poll with (dare I say it) more interest than the Olympics 🙂
What books will make it to the finish line?? The top 10 of all the top 10s?
Which book will be number one?
Any guesses? Anne of Green Gables?? Will PEI’s homegirl take the gold on the literary podium??
I’m cheering for Anne 🙂
2. Snuggling under a cozy quilt with a favourite children’s book is sweet – but these make that experience even sweeter!
Mmm – sugar cookies with a big fat raisin in the middle. So good!
This is the same recipe I use for Christmas and Valentine cookies, but for “everyday”, I just cut them in circles and add a raisin.
It doesn’t seem to matter if I bake them a little too long
or if they turn out perfect,
they all seem to disappear quickly!
3. I caught a glimpse of this sweet robin through my kitchen window. I tried to take a picture of him from the deck but he was shy and flew off. The window shot turned out all right. Such a cheery robin red-breast!
4. I was driving down a country road the other day and spied this sweet little farm scene.
The rooster was crowing and strutting about obviously trying to impress. The hen (hmm – I’m pretty sure it was a hen!) seemed to be peeking around in shy admiration. And the horse was oblivious to the little love affair happening at his feet!
5. And I just finished watching a super sweet event – GOLD for Canada’s Women’s Hockey team!
And the Americans won silver! A win win!!
Well, thank you so much for joining me this week. I love your visits, each friendly hello and comment!
Wishing you a week filled with sweet blessings!