A Bibliophile’s Pile (11): More Kid Lit

A Bibliophile’s Pile (as in TBR pile) is a new feature for 2017. It’s going to be very similar to my Mini Review posts, but instead of theming each post, I’m just going to list what I’ve read in the past week. Easy peasy.

Read

 The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket (audiobook / library / re-read / with kids)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I must admit that I prefer Lemony Snicket’s narration over Tim Curry’s. Unfortunately, only books 3, 4, and 5 are narrated by Snicket. His speech pattern for Sir is *hilarious*.

Black Cat, White CatBlack Cat, White Cat by Silvia Borando (physical / library / with kids)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The black and white illustrations are charming, but the story is . . . odd. My cat obsessed daughter loved it.

I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001: Book 6 of the I Survived SeriesI Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis (audiobook / library / with kids)
My rating: 3-1/2 of 5 stars

This was, by far, the most difficult I Survived book for me. It’s the first one that I remember the events being described. I thought Tarshis did a good job of describing the events for her target audience – she was clear about the horror of the day, without going into too much gory detail for young kids.

The Inspector and Mrs. JeffriesThe Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell (audiobook / library)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Cute British cozy, but nothing particularly special. I’ll probably read another 1 or 2 to see if it grows on me. Mrs. Jeffries is a fun character.

Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany HillFin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill by Tomie dePaola (eBook / library / re-read / with kids)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A St. Patrick’s Day favorite! I love that the wife saves the day.

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big PotatoJamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola (eBook / library / re-read / with kids)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jamie O’Rourke was the laziest man in all Ireland . . . which is why he’s so funny!

Challenges

GOODREADS

72 of 260

AGATHA CHRISTIE READ ALONGS

None

CLASSICS CHALLENGE

None

BACKLIST READER CHALLENGE 2017

 None

CRUISIN’ THRU THE COZIES 2017

British cozy mysteries (example: Belinda Lawrence series) – The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2017

A book by an author who uses a pseudonym – The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell

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