...with Kate DiCamillo's books. I read "The Tale of Despereaux" last summer, trying in vain to keep one step ahead of Calvin's voracious reading. We just checked out "The Magician's Elephant" at our last trip to the library, and I read it in two sittings on Sunday. It was enchanting, and to say that I liked it less than "Despereaux" does not diminish its magic in anyway. They were both amazing, one just slightly less amazing than the other. These would be perfectly good read-aloud books, too. And her picture book, "Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken" is absolutely charming. Now I need to read to "Because of Winn Dixie" (which Calvin has already read, of course).
This post reminds me that I am nearing my 300th...mostly because I celebrated my 100th by listing 100 books I loved and giving one away. I'm not going to try to increase my list by 200, but I do need something fun for my 3ooth. Ideas?