Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Top Three Reads of 2012

Can you believe another year has come and gone my friends? Well, it has; so let me begin this New Year right by wishing you all wonderful things to come. That being said, I think a recap of the top three books I read in 2012 is in order. Last year found me reading and reviewing 23 books, some new, and some old, some good, some average, and some that I thought were absolutely great. 


 



Number one on my top three list is No Bones About It ~ The Sum of Our Parts by Bill  Kirk. I found this book to be one of the most entertaining and delightful bone/skeleton books I have ever read. The rhymes are catchy, the illustrations fresh, the factoids interesting. This is a fantastic book for people of all ages and would make a superb addition to any home school curriculum. The fact that this book is just the first in a series of books intrigues me even more. Mr. Kirk seems to have a sure winner on his hands so be sure to check out the other books like The Skin We're In or Circulation Celebration!




 
My second choice for my 2102 top favorite reads is A Wish And A Prayer by Beth Reinke. When I read A Wish and A Prayer  I was really impressed with the way Miss Reinke described the difference between making wishes and the power of prayer. For many years my husband and I have raised our daughter to understand that wishes are dreams of things people hope will come true somehow or someway just because they want them to, but prayers are requests we make of God who answers us according to our faith. To find a book that expertly and entertainingly shows children this very concept is truly exciting! 





And last, but certainly not least is The Island of The Skog by Steven Kellogg. My daughter read The Island of The Skog to me for a school homework assignment, and I must say we both tremendously enjoyed this book. Not only was the story about mice trying to find freedom entertaining, the illustrations were quite fine as well. I was certainly surprised to find out who the skog on the island really was and if you and your child like a little bit of mystery you will get this book and find out who the skog is for your selves. As a side note, I was excited to see that this copy borrowed from the school library was autographed by Mr. Kellog and he even drew a little skog holding a heart next to his name.


 Signing of for now with wishes for a bright and beautiful day!



10 comments:

  1. Aileen,

    What an honor to find my book on your top 3 list - thank you! :o) I hope the book blesses children and helps them to understand the difference between wishes and prayers. It's terrific that you taught your daughter that concept all along.

    Blessings in the new year,
    Beth

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  2. A Wish and a Prayer deserves being in anyone's top 3 list. I'm glad to see it in yours.

    We just discovered this post, so forgive the late comment.

    Vivian

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    1. A kind word is never to late Miss Vivian. Thank you for stopping by and happy reading in 2013!

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  3. Hoom, blogger ate my post. Thanks Aileen for 3 very unique and wonderful looking books.
    As a nurse I love anything anatomical lol

    A Wish and a Prayer is a great lesson I intend to teach my little Gigi so thanks for the recommendation. Great to have you on the hop, cheers Julie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Julie :0) Glad you found something new of interest!

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  4. I've come over from Kid Lit Blog Hop so I dont feel late! I'm always interested to see what other people enjoy. These are probably slightly younger than I read, but I'm tempted to follow your recommendation on the Island of the Skog.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jemima! Island of the Skog is a great book no matter your age :0)

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  5. Excellent! I've added all three books to my want-to-read shelf at Goodreads! Always love seeing what people consider their best of the best. Thanks for sharing your post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Nice to see you there! :)

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    1. Thanks Renee. I appreciate you stopping by. Thanks for connecting on twitter as well!

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