Monday, April 30, 2007

Current book and DVD list

We've got a rather eclectic range of books and DVD's here. Mostly we borrow from the library or rent from Netflix. Some we buy. Here's what we are currently reading/watching, or have just finished with. And we like to listen to some of these on CD instead of actually reading them. :)

Thomas:
Boas & pythons, and other friendly snakes / by John Coborn.
Snakes : giant snakes and non-venomous snakes in the terrarium
The snake / Lenny Flank, Jr.
Nonvenomous snakes / Ludwig Trutnau.
Star wars : complete locations / written by Kristin Lund
Aircraft carriers / C.J. Norman. Norman, C
Cruisers / by Michael Green.
Amphibious ships / by Michael Green ; consultant, Jack A. Green.
Battleships / by Michael Green.
Submarines / Tony Gibbons
Pirates / Philip Steele.
Thomas is pushing hard to get a pet snake right now. We'll see.

Emily:
Nightmare on Joe's street / created by Jon Scieszka ; adapted by Zachary Rau.
Ernest L. Thayer's Casey at the bat : a ballad of the Republic sung in the year 1888
Harry Potter and the half-blood prince [sound recording] / by J.K. Rowling.
Vacation under the volcano / by Mary Pope Osborne
Haunted castle on Hallows Eve / by Mary Pope Osborne
Summer of the sea serpent / by Mary Pope Osborne
Cardcaptor Sakura. 1, Master of the Clow : being the first part of her adventures
Ghosthunters and the Incredibly revolting ghost / by Cornelia Funke
Julie of the Wolves
The Thief Lord

Me:
Awakening your child's natural genius : enhancing curiosity, creativity, and learning ability
The complete idiot's guide to creating a Web page and blog / by Paul McFedries.
The unschooled mind : how children think and how schools should teach / Howard Gardner.
Intelligence reframed : multiple intelligences for the 21st century / Howard Gardner.
Frames of mind : the theory of multiple intelligences / Howard Gardner.
Tricycle [periodical] : the Buddhist review.
A field guide to edible wild plants of Eastern and Central North America / by Lee Peterson
A field guide to medicinal plants and herbs of eastern and central North America
Wild fruits : an illustrated field guide & cookbook / Mildred Fielder.
Guide to wild foods and useful plants / Christopher Nyerges.
Comfortable with uncertainty : 108 teachings / Pema Chodron
The art of happiness : a handbook for living / the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler. (I'm really enjoying this one right now.)
All the math you'll ever need : a self-teaching guide / Steve Slavin.
Buddhism / by Madhu Bazaz Wangu.
The illustrated a brief history of time / Stephen Hawking
In Their Own Way / Thomas Armstrong

[N.B. I don't ever actually read all of the books I check out--I think it's a compulsion I have, to find all the books on a subject of sudden or long-term interest, and to weed through them. I come back to some at a later time. And that's not me, that's a picture of our female kiwi plant. :)]

Eddie:
Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson (he loves almost everything from Bryson!)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
HP and the Half-Blood Prince
Sombebody's Gotta Say It / Neal Boortz (I'm actually reading this to him in the evenings)
The God Delusion / Richard Dawkins.
1491: new revelations of the Americas before Columbus / Charles C. Mann

Recently viewed movies by whole family:
Meet the Robinsons (my brother's movie)
RV
Hoodwinked
Because of Winn-Dixie

Recently viewed movies by adults:
The Devil Wears Prada
Jeeves and Wooster: Season 1

Recently viewed movies by children:
Dinotopia, disc 1
How to Eat Fried Worms
Lots of Bill Nye science DVDs
Scooby-Doo, 2002
Little House on the Prairie: Season 1: Disc 1, 1974
The Ant Bully
X-Men: Evolution: Season 1: Vol. 2:
The Muppet Show: Season 1: Disc 3,
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties,
The Best of The Electric Company: Disc 2, 1971
Good Burger, 1997

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2 comments:

JohnPark said...

Cool list, thanks for sharing that.

Christy said...

I also check out tons of books on a particular subject and end up only reading a few of them. I flip through most of them and pick the 1 of 2 that seem the best written.