The Martian by Andy Weir is the story of a castaway on Mars. Astronaut Mark Watney finds himself alone and has to use his knowledge and skills as a botanist and engineer to survive. Watney is funny and clever. The story follows him as he problem solves his way through one obstacle after another with humor and cunning. The author does an excellent job of immersing the reader into a world with astronautical knowledge and problems while still being entertaining and gripping.
Another one of our favorite books for little ones is Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Jill McElmurry. This book, like Busy Week, also has a great rhythm when reading. The illustrations are beautiful. Our three year old enjoys the story so much, he has it memorized. He also loves telling us what each of the animals are. He exclaims "Uh oh!" when the dump truck and Blue get stuck. This comes as a board book which is always much appreciated, so, it is
Ok novels, I usually find an author I like by reading samples of books that can be easily download from amazon onto the kindle app on my phone, and then I read all they have written. Sarah J. Maas is one of those authors. I've read this series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series (also very good). So, back to what this series is about. The Throne of Glass series so far consists of five novels, five novellas that fill in a lot of back story, and the final novel in the se
We read a lot with our son, Eli, who is now three. So, we have come across some great books, some alright books, and of course a lot of duds. So, I want to share our favorites here one at a time. First up, Busy Builders, Busy Week! by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Leo Timmers is a winner for several reasons. 1.) It's a board book which is always good, because kids are destructive and have an easier time turning these sturdy pages 2.) It has great rhythm when you are re