Saturday, December 26, 2009

Book Recommendations and Awards

I've been reading The Storyqueen's blog for quite a while now and thought it was about time I checked out some of her picture books.  All three of my kiddos are into knights and dragons, so I figured they'd enjoy her books.  The first one I picked up was A COLD WINTER'S GOODNIGHT.  We giggled our way through it, and they asked me to read it over and over again.  My seven-year-old (who should be in bed) just brought me GOOD NIGHT, GOOD KNIGHT  and GET WELL, GOOD KNIGHT because he saw I had A COLD WINTER'S GOODNIGHT out.  He and the wee tyrant are both begging for me to read the stories.

Story Intermission

Good Night, Good Knight (Easy-to-Read, Puffin)Get Well, Good Knight (Puffin Easy-to-Read)A Cold Winter's Good Knight

Okay, I read their stories.  We laughed.  They said their favorite funny lines with me.  And now, I'm hoping they'll stay in their beds.  But I highly recommend these books by Shelley Moore Thomas to anyone with little dragon lovers of their own.


Shannon Messenger gave me a couple of awards for a Christmas present (Thanks, Shannon!), so I'm passing them on.


I'm supposed to pass the award on to five uplifting blogs that make me find a silver lining on those gray days--which is easier said than done. All the blogs I follow do that.  However, I am going to pass it on to:


The way I see it, all bloggers are writers.  And all of the blogs I read have wonderful writers.  This award didn't come with any rules, so I'm just going to give it to one person.  I'm awarding this one to. . . 


  1. Thank you Myrna!! (For the award and the stellar comments abvout my books.) I am so glad your kids liked my little dragons.

    You just made my day!


  2. Oh, thank you Myrna! I appreciate the award...and I adore silver linings :D

    And I agree with you about the Good Knight books--I've never read any to children, but everytime one of Shelley's books comes through checkout at the library I smile, and when they get returned I sneakily read them while I'm supposed to be inspecting them. They're just that fun :)

  3. Thanks, Myrna! You're the best! (You have to read that last sentence with Jack Black's NACHO LIBRE accent, by the way:))

  4. Congrats on your awards!! I followed you from Shannon Messenger's blog. Looking forward to your blog posts. Thanks for the book recommendations. I have a three year old, and perhaps these will go over well in time.

    Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season.

  5. Shelley, you're welcome! Thanks for writing wonderful books that I can read to my kids over and over without glazing over.

    Krista, I have not yet seen NACHO LIBRE. Maybe I should?

    Carolina, thanks and congrats on your awards! My two-year-old loves the GOOD KNIGHT books as much as my seven-year-old does. Shannon Messenger high five--she is so much fun to follow!