Thursday, November 1, 2012

More favorite books....

I have always loved books, and one of my favorite things to do was to introduce my students to new ones.  These are books that I really enjoyed during this time of year - or any time during the year!

Bill Martin, Jr., now deceased, wrote some wonderful books for children.  I was thrilled one year when he made a visit to a local bookstore. 

An autograph is there!

It was a particular pleasure to be able to have him autograph my books! 

Easier to see.

These books would be excellent gifts for children, in case you need an idea or two.:-)

Guess what!  It is time for that lunch at the adult day care center at our church!  I need to work on the menu.  That means a recipe or two.:-)

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Kids do like scary things. I used to read anything as a kid. But now I seem to need to make myself read. It's as if I have lost some of my interest in things. Share your recipes Nellie. Smiles to you, Susie

  2. i read the ghost eye tree to my kids so many times that the pages are falling out!

  3. I like your books. That is one of the things I am thankful for is that my grands love books. We went and saw Stephen Kellogg once at a book signing. Such a wonderful man.
    I do enjoy your book posts.

  4. I love books too. The paper ones, not electronic although that is better than nothing.


  5. I love books and I am always reading. I am so happy my sweet Grandson loves his books also. Grandma brings him a new one on each visit!! He is a little young for these but I will keep this author in mind. Hugs, Linda

  6. Well, you know how much I love books! When our son was just a few months old, I found some cloth books at a local drug store. They had simple pictures and words, such as a ball, cat, dog, etc. He would take those books to bed with him and I could hear him "talking" to those pictures before he drifted off to sleep. Sometimes, he would start laughing at one of them, and it was really hard for me to stay out of his room, as I wanted to see what was so funny! :-)

    We'll look forward to those recipes, and hope they will be something that will allow you to stay off that bad ankle!!

  7. I've loved reading all my life. : )

  8. I love books and so do my grandkids. My granddaughter (age 10) uses her Mom's Nook all the time. Personally, like to "handle" a book and not use a reader- Times they are a'changing- xo Diana

  9. I used to really enjoy reading some of the books on my kids reading list. (like Wait Till Helen Comes) Also, choosing the ones to order through the book fair!

  10. Linda in TX is the first one who told me of "the Ghost Tree." It is fantastic. And the illustrations are fantastic toooooo.

    How wonderful to have a signed copy.

    I should look for more of his books. He was a gifted person.

    Gentle hugs,

  11. Hi Nellie. I'll have to keep these books in mind when my little granddaughter gets a little older.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Heavens no, I don't jog now that I have ruined my knees forever more. :-) Did that last year.

  13. Those books do look great... We need to do everything we can to encourage kids to read... Those books look like ones they would enjoy.

  14. I think we have Barn Dance at the library.