Grace Lin has been one of our family's favorite authors/illustrators for a long time. And she continues to win a spot in our hearts. We are currently in the middle of reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. It isn't always easy to find books for family reading that appeal to a seven year old boy and a four year girl, but this is a good one. Filled with adventure, lively characters, and peppered with Lin's vibrant illustrations, we are hooked and look forward to reading a few more chapters each night. We are anxiously waiting and hoping that she will continue to produce more books in her series that started with The Year of the Dog. Those are also great family books, especially during Chinese New Year.
In addition to keeping her place in our hearts, Lin is now in our pockets. Picpocket Books is one of my new favorite apps for my I-touch. We started with Round As A Mooncake which is one of Camille's all-time favorite books. I have to admit that I was initially very skeptical and even a little leery about the whole idea of any type of digital book, but the Picpocket books are so easy to use, beautifully executed, great for new readers with the highlighted text, and perfect for traveling. I am already planning to upload some Picpocket books for our upcoming trip to Germany. Reading books on the I-touch will never replace reading in the traditional way (we are truly a family of bookworms!) but I have a feeling we will be loving our Picpocket books even more when standing in those long passport/security lines.
Have any good family reads to share? Or favorite I-touch apps? Or just want to share in the Grace Lin love?