Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Book Baskets

It's that time of year again ... my annual Easter Book Basket post.  In this house, books take front and center at Easter.  We have made it an annual tradition that the Easter Bunny brings book baskets Easter morning.  The kids always look forward to the new titles and it takes the emphasis off toys and candy.

However, I am not grinch.  An Easter basket without a chocolate bunny would be cruel and unusual punishment!  As always I am sharing the baskets I have put together for my family.  I hope they give you inspiration for an "eggcellent" Easter!  To see my baskets from last year, click here.

Basket for my fourteen year old son (who is too old but doesn't want to miss out on the books and chocolate bunny!)

1. Poseidon: Earth Shaker by George O'Connor.  This is the fifth installment in the Olympians series of graphic novels and my son has devoured the other four.  To purchase, click here: Poseidon: Earth Shaker (Olympians)

2.  Transformers: Robots in Disguise by John Barber.  My son is a big fan of these graphic novels.  The Transformer books have become quite sophisticated and the plots have developed into political thrillers.  To purchase, click here: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Volume 1 (Transformers (Idw))

3.  Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Mardsen.  This series recently popped up on my radar.  Friends go camping and when they return they find their country has been invaded and their entire town captured.  I am hoping it is a hit with him!  To purchase, click here: Tomorrow, When the War Began (The Tomorrow Series #1)

Basket for my eleven year old son

1.  Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis.  I have heard great things about this book, mostly in the vein of laugh out loud funny.  That is just up my son's alley.  To purchase, click here: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

2. The Brick Bible: The New Testament by Brendan Powell Smith.  Who can resist the story of the New Testament told entirely with Lego minifigures.  It seemed fitting for Easter.  To purchase, click here: The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus

3. I Funny: A Middle School Story by James Patterson.  My son has enjoyed all of Patterson's Middle School books so how could I resist getting him the new one which declares it's hilarity in the title.  To purchase, click here: I Funny: A Middle School Story

Basket for my nine year old daughter

1. Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff by Robert Paul Weston.  By the author of one her favorite novels, Zorgamazoo, this story is also told entirely in rhyme.  I can't wait for us to read it together.  To purchase, click here: Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff.

2.  The Choclolate Touch by Patrick Skens Catling.  This book is the Midas touch for chocolate lovers. Can you ever get too much of a good thing?  To purchase, click here: The Chocolate Touch.

3.  Archie: The Married Life by Michael Uslan.  Ok, I am now sharing my daughters and my most embarrassing addiction, Archie comics.  My mother forbid them when I was growing up, which probably explains why my daughter and I read them voraciously now.  Try not to judge us.  To purchase click here: Archie: The Married Life Book 1.


  1. Freya...I was going to ask you about Timmy Failure. My friend from law school wrote it...the only one of us to ever amount to anything. :) Love you. G.

    1. I have really been looking forward to reading it! It may be the first one I steal off of Will's pile. Oh, and he wasn't the only one to amount to anything in your class .... I think I heard of some other guy :)