Moving on gets us to the letter P.
I semi-apologize: you can tell that three giggly girls live here by this list. Not much for the boys in this one. The girls had a quick list of several books that fit under the letter P and that they enjoy reading, so let’s get right to it.
Philippa Fisher and the Fairy Godsister (Book 1) by Liz Kessler
This story is about a young teen girl and she is completely ordinary. Her parents are ridiculous, in her opinion – they are party entertainers, they dress up, they drive an outrageous vehicle, and they don’t do anything normal. When her best friend moves away, she becomes very lonely. When Daisy shows up, Philippa is granted three wishes.
Miss E smiled big when I asked her to share about this book so I know she really enjoys it. There are 3 books in this series and they all look fun.
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Pollyanna is the story of a young orphan girl who is taken in by her spinster aunt. Pollyanna has been given the gift of a cheerful spirit by her missionary father prior to his death and she treasures her memories of him. In her daily attempts to play his Glad Game, she is able to influence many around her. She seems to touch everyone she comes into contact with and pretty soon, even her aunt finds what a treasure Pollyanna is. Even better is when these same people turn the tables on Pollyanna and help her at her lowest point.
I have loved this book since I was a girl and highly recommend to anyone who listens. 🙂 It has such a great message and is an encouragement to me, even now. I read this aloud to the girls and they all loved it. There is a Disney version of the movie that is fun, though as you would expect, it is a tad different. This is one of my “must read” books.
A Prism of Wings by Rebecca Lilly
This gorgeous book is full of beautiful illustrations and lovely haiku poetry. The poetry is all about butterflies. Each haiku teaches about a different butterfly. There is much that you will learn by reading through this short book.
Miss L adores this book, partly for the poetry and partly for the butterflies. She highly recommends this one.
Princess Test (part of the Princess Tales) by Gail Carson Levine
The Princess Test is the story of Lorelai, who grew up spoiled. She was a very fussy baby and had to have everything “just so.” She was very “delicate.” After her mother died, her father got a nursemaid to attend her. Everything Lorelai touched turned out wrong and so the nursemaid was not happy with her. After Lorelai met Prince Nicholas, things got even more difficult for he could only marry a princess. The King made up The Princess Tests to prove that any girl Prince Nicholas marries would be a true princess. Now Lorelai just has to pass them.
This book, and the others in the Princess Tales series, are a fun take on fairy tales and changes them up a bit.
Princess Juniper books by Ammi-Joan Paquette
Book 1 – Princess Juniper wants her own country for her birthday. Accompanied by her entourage, she sets out to claim one (predetermined by her father to help keep her safe amid trouble in the kingdom). Even though it is not a long-term thing, Princess Juniper still encounters many struggles among ruling her own small place. And when they find that the bigger kingdom is at war, can they procure all they need to remain in the country Princess Juniper claimed?
This is a series of books that allows a princess to be more than just a sweet thing that sits in a castle and that is really quite appealing to adventures preteen and early teen girls. Stretching the borders and learning that there is more to life – a good thing, right?
That’s it for this week. See you next week (now I just have to find some Q books that we have read!!!).
My previous posts in the series:
A – All-of-a-Kind Family and Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
B – Ballet Shoes and A Bear Called Paddington
C – Counting by 7s and Cheaper By The Dozen
D – Door In The Wall & D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
E – The Endless Steppe & Ella Enchanted
F – Family Tree & Fog Magic
G – Great Turkey Walk & The Great Brain
H – Half Magic & Horse Diaries
I – Indian in the Cupboard & Island of the Blue Dolphins
J – Journey to America & Julie: An American Girl – 1974
K – Kite Fighters & Key to the Extraordinary
L – Little Women & Long Way From Chicago
M – Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle & Mistakes That Worked
N – North Child & Number the Stars
O – One and Only Ivan & Our Only May Amelia