Please Peek Into Our Bookshelf 2

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Welcome again to my home, my friends! I've missed you!

Please enter our "library" for another peek into our bookshelves. The full book list is attached below.

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For those who are interested in the books that I have in the bookshelf, here is the list. Clicking on the name of the book will take you to the very edition that is in the picture.

From left to right:

1. Greek Myths For Young Children Heather Amery (Author), Linda Edwards (Illustrator)
2. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett (A.), Inga Moore (I.)
3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A., W. W. Denslow (I.)
4. The Marvelous Land of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
5. Ozma of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
6. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
7. The Emerald City of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
8. The Patchwork Girl of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
9. Tik Tok of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
10. The Scarecrow of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
11. Rinkitink in Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
12. The Lost Princess of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
13. The Tin Woodman of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
14. The Magic of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
15. Glinda of Oz, L. Frank Baum (A.), John R. Neill (I.)
16. The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting (A.), Michael Hague (I.)

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Extra credit question: Which of the classic Oz books is missing from my collection? Please do tell me if you think I should add that missing book to our collection... I thought maybe it is not as interesting as the others, but maybe I am wrong. 

(BTW, we are currently reading Ozma of Oz). 

If you missed the  picture of my first shelf, you can see it by clicking here. (PS, I will update that post with a full list of the books as well)



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20 comments:

  1. Are you missing The Road to Oz? I'm sure I read it in my Oz stage a few years back (I love those books!), but the series has blended together for me. I would add the missing book to the collection; it would be nice to have all of them and be able to read the entire series. I'm happy to see others who still read the Oz books, since all but the first seem to be largely forgotten for readers.

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  2. You're back!  I've been hankering for another Read Aloud Dad post.  Thanks for the another glimpse of your extensive home library.  Somehow I missed reading the Oz books when I was growing up, and it hadn't occurred to me to introduce them to my kids.  I'll have to remedy that.

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  3. I really loved the Oz series as a child but my kids never took to it. It's such a shame!

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  4. I love your library and it's interesting so many of the KIndle editions are free. Somehow, I just can't visualize these on Kindle! I tweeted and posted your link on FB. 

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  5. wow i wish i had read from your library.  collecting books to read to my gradsons soon and will be on my kindle, easy transportable that way.
    Julie

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  6. Hi SusieBookworm,

    It seems that my Oz collection was waiting for you to complete it. I just put in an order for The Road to Oz. 

    Yes, indeed. That is the one I was missing.

    When I was buying them, they were all pretty expensive ... but one led to the other. The Road to Oz had mixed reviews, so I said.. OK, 13 out of 14 - that is good enough. 

    But it isn't really. You are right - the collection needs to be whole. Now it will be. 

    They are wonderful books - and we are having so much fun! 

    Ozma of Oz rocks! As do the other ones - perfect read-alouds these hardcover versions issued by Books of Wonder. 

    Thanks Susie :-)

    Read Aloud Dad

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  7. Hi Kimberly, 

    I am back indeed! We are on the same page here - I missed out on the Oz books when I was growing up too. 

    My kids "introduced me" to the incredible world of Oz - and it is a fabulous one. I have not written a post on them yet, but they are among my prize possessions. 

    I am glad you will read them to your kids - they will have a blast!

    My twins are spellbound, hypnotized, mesmerized by the third book that we are reading now... Ozma of Oz.

    The series is going from great to fabulous!

    Read Aloud Dad

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  8. Hi PragmaticMom,

    Ah yes, the books are a treat! Glad to hear that you are an Oz lover yourself!

    Never read them as a kid, but I missed out on a lot. They are smashing!

    Fabulous, fabulous stuff!

    Read Aloud Dad

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  9. I wish I could just sit in a comfy chair with my kids at my feet by your bookshelf!!

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  10. That's cool - didn't know there was an OZ series.  Our son is 17 so he doesn't like to sit and read with us any more. :(  Perhaps when he's MUCH older, we can read to his children.

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  11. I love those wonderful books in your bookshelf, they are all great.  Oz series are overall beneficial.

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  12. Read Aloud Dad, where are you?  We're missing your great posts!

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  13. Sandra McLeod HumphreyMay 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Love your blog and I'm paying the Sunshine Award forward to you since your blog is so inspiring and brings Sunshine into so many lives! I'll give you the details later this week when I have a chance to catch up with my backlog.

     

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  14. Sandra McLeod HumphreyMay 9, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Congratulations on receiving the Sunshine Blog Award! You can check it out on my new blog post at
    http://www.kidscandoit.com/blog/
    and then please pass the Sunshine Blog Award on to 10 bloggers who inspire you!
    Have a Sunny day!
     

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  15. I really loved the Oz series as a child but my kids never took to it. It's such a shame!

     

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  16. I loved the Oz series as a kid but my kids won't read them. So sad !

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  17. Hi Kimberly, sorry for the late response - catching up with all the comments after my unplanned break!


    As you noticed, I'm back in full force - and I will keep going!


    Hope that everything is OK on your side and that you are reading aloud too!


    Read Aloud Dad


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  18. That is a very valid point that you raise Pragmatic Mom. My kids were also a bit reticent when I started reading the Oz books and the way I succeeded to hook them was to read very short parts of the book initially.

    I repeated this with the following Oz books as well.

    After two or three (or was it four or five) very short sessions, they were dragged into the story, and the rest was "easy" ;-)


    So, maybe - you can have reach deal where they give you 3 minutes of their time per day. And then the books should start to work their own magic.. (Hopefully!)


    Read Aloud Dad


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  19. That is a very valid point that you raised (and Pragmatic Mom did too!).

    I just mentioned to PragmaticMom - in a response to her similar comment - that my kids were also a bit reticent when I started reading the Oz books. The way I succeeded to hook them was to read very short parts of the book initially.

    I repeated this with the following Oz books as well.

    After two or three (or was it four or five) very short sessions, they were dragged into the story, and the rest was "easy" ;-)

    So, maybe - you can have reach deal where they give you 3 minutes of their time per day. And then the books should start to work their own magic.. (Hopefully!)

    Apologies for the late response

    Read Aloud Dad



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