30 Day Book Challenge Day 12:

The Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Paganism by Peter Gay book cover

A Book You Wanted to Read for a Long Time But Still Haven’t Wow. There are so many, many books I could use for today’s challenge. At the time of printing, I have 2,667 books on my wishlist, and over … Continue reading

30 Day Book Challenge Day 11:

Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner book cover

Favourite Classic Book I don’t seem to have read a lot of the classic books that others have, though many are on my wishlist. I think it may be because people often make it their mission to read as many … Continue reading

The Little Election

The Little ElectionSynopsis:One day at lunchtime, Rory decides to become the Prime Minister because then he can do anything he wants. Before you know it, the whole class is having an election.

Who will be the new Prime Minister: Rory or Debra-Jo Woo?
Genre:Picture Book
Text:Danny Katz
Illustrations:Mitch Vane
ISBN:978-1-921167
Year:2007
Storm, age 4: It was good. I liked that Rory won.
Yasmine, age 4: It was good. I liked Debra-Jo Woo.
Annelise, age 7: That was really good! My favourite part was when they voted.
Butterfly, age 11:I liked it because of all it’s silly ideas and the bits where it’s gross.
Mum: This is a great way to teach kids about the election process in Australia.
Dad: This book was gross and funny.

Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

Seven Little Australians

Opening Sentence:Before you fairly start this story I should like to give you just a word of warning. Synopsis:’Without doubt Judy was the worst of the seven, probably because she was the cleverest.’ Her father, Captain Woolcot, found his vivacious, … Continue reading

Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda

Book Cover for Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda

Opening Sentence:“I wish something would happen!” Synopsis:‘I wish something would happen!’ said Rachel. ‘Something interesting!’ Afterwards, she would remember what she’d said and how she’d felt that rainy Saturday morning, and she would think: ‘That was really the beginning.’ And … Continue reading

Generosity

Title page of Peter and Wendy

Title page of Peter and Wendy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I recieved a package yesterday. I was very excited when I realised it was for me. It was another gift from the Bookcrossing Holiday Wishlist thread! I get such a thrill whenever I get one of these packages!

This time I was the lucky recipient of four – count them – books from my wishlist as well as an extra book (written by a fellow bookcrosser) and some stickers and scrapbooking supplies. How wonderful! I can’t wait to start reading the books.

The generosity does not stop there, either. A little while ago, I posted a thread requesting children’s books to hand out at my daughters’ school xmas fair. Hubby is playing the guy in red and, while the school provides sweets, we thought it might be nice to hand out the books because there are a lot of disadvantaged kids at the school.

Anyway, the books have been coming thick and fast, and we are feeling overwhelmed at the kindness shown by our fellow bookcrossers.

Bookcrossers have got to be some of the best, kindest, most generous, nicest people in the whole world!

February Dragon by Colin Thiele

Book Cover for February Dragon by Colin Thiele

Synopsis: The three Pine Kids truly belong in the bushland. And they have nicknames to match – Resin, Turps and Colombine. They like fishing for Yabbies, taming unusual pets, riding in the local show, and astonishing their teachers. But their … Continue reading