Book Week All Week This Week…..and give-away
August 20, 2011
Book Week is upon us again….and I am joyful about it this year, and organised. Everyday this week on harrysdesk I am going to blog about my favourite book type….those written and illustrated by the same person. I find this group of individuals particularly fascinating….. I hope you do too.
To start the week though, I thought I would canvas the family and find out the 5 fiction books that they have read/had read to them this year that they have really liked and thought others might enjoy too. Nothing like a book recommendation I say! On that front, I am looking for your book recommendations to our family, and I am willing to give a prize (chosen randomly) for them.
Yes! a giveaway….. haven’t had one in a while, so it’s about time. A mini journal I think. ….and the winner can choose the colour.
Now don’t be shy, or too thoughtful (I know that stops lots of you from commenting). Anyone who comments on any post this week is eligible to win….so go ahead and tell me what you think and/or recommend at your leisure. Or anything really….. even if you don’t want one of my beautiful journals.
Our family favourites in the past year are as follows…. I mixed them up to protect the adults who read children’s books but basically they in reading/listening ability order. I’ve highlighted those which received multiple recommendations.
- Twinkle by Nick Bland
- The Saddest King by Christopher Wormell
- The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak ….I talked about it here.
- Belinda by Pamela Allen
- I miss you my stinky face by Lisa McCourt
- The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton
- The Magic Wishing Chair By Enid Blyton
- Geromino Stilton Series by Geronimo Stilton
- EJ12 series by Susannah McFarlane
- The Fleurville Trilogy by Countess de Segur
- The Horrible Histories Series by Terry Deary
- The Thornthwaite Inheritance by Garth P. Jones
- The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood
- The Ramose series by Carole Wilkinson
- The Phoenix Files by Chris Morphew
- Grimdon by Deborah Abela
- Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
- The Rangers Apprentice Series by John Flanagan
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (also a bookclub book)
- Sixty Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by the Grimm Brothers.
- Stones’ Fall by Ian Pears
- The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (read for bookclub)
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (more on that later next month with bookclub)
- Bonhoffer by Eric Metaxas
So read and read and read! …..and don’t forget to comment.