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Saturday, October 8, 2011

More Kid Sci-Fi Books!

I was surprised to see that it was more than a year ago when I last posted about fun sci-fi books for kids.  I believe we've read some others in the mean time, but I can't remember specifics.

At any rate, in our latest cycle of library books were these two picture books:
Another Day in the Milky Way by David Milgrim, and Hush, Little Alien by Daniel Kirk.  Both were very fun, and my son enjoyed them.

Another Day in the Milky Way is the story of a boy who wakes up on the wrong planet (which happens to him every now and then) and he doesn't remember how to get back.  He has to navigate through much weirdness in order to find his way home.  Zaxxon liked the absurb pictures, especially the three-headed mother.

Hush, Little Alien is very sweet and fun.  The Papa alien finds all sorts of things to amuse his son, and it fits perfectly into the familiar tune.  For any kid who enjoys silliness embedded into the familiar, this is a must.

I love that Zaxxon has a much longer attention span now.  He loves books and going to storytime at the library.  We check out a dozen every three weeks, and we read several each day.  I'm a little sad that he's about to outgrow the toddler storytime because I'll miss the librarian, but I know he ought to enjoy the preschool one, too.  In fact, it's time to start taking him to both, so we can both get to know the new librarian before we have to completely make the switch.  Books rule!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Hush, Little Alien was one of my favorite books to sing to my preschoolers. Hush, little alien, don't say a word. Papa's gonna catch you a goonie bird. If the goonie bird flies too far, Papa's gonna lasso you a shooting star...