A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mid-Year Favourites Jan-Jun 2014: Children's Books

Now that we are in the middle of the year I thought I'd gather together my favourites so far for the year from Jan to June 2014.  Since I read soooo many books I've divided them up into categories and am keeping track of them that way.  So far I've done nonfiction (Adult/Juvenile) and fiction (Adult/YA) . Today I will do my favourite children's books which I have divided into two groups Juvenile Novels and Picture Books/Easy Readers.  Next time I will post my last list of favourite short story collections and a few books that defy categories.

I've read 20 Juvenile novels from Jan-Jun 2014 and these are the ones I've rated a full 5/5. Since there are only three these are easily put in order.

1. The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech (5/5)
2. The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla (5/5)
3. The Sandman and the War of Dreams by William Joyce (5/5)

I've read 27 Children's Picture Books & Easy Readsers from Jan-Jun 2014 and these are the ones I've rated a full 5/5. 
Listed in no particular order EXCEPT the first two were my favourites.

1. Harley by Star Livingstone (5/5)
2. Tweedles Go Electric by Monica Kulling (5/5)
3. Tommy O'Toole and the Forest Fire by Anna D. Cordts (5/5)
4. My Best Sweet Potato by Rainy Dohaney (5/5)
5. The Mischievians by William Joyce (5/5)
6. The Good, the Bad, and the Monkeys by Scott Sonneborn (5/5)
7. Goat on a Boat by John Sazaklis (5/5)
8. Andy Also by Maxwell Eaton III (5/5)

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