Visited the township library today. Ann picked a Random House Read-Aloud Storybook: Snow White, the Disney version. Oh, well. It's hard to shake Disney. I suggested that two or three of the dwarves had been laid off lately, what with the slumping demand for diamonds, but she rightly ignored my prattle.
Lilly picked one called Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins. It's on a reading list that her school gave her, which means that it was fed through a pedagogic computer to determine its Lexi Score, or some such, and the computer said, sixth grade. Looks like a good enough book, though. At least no vampires seem to be in it. Gregor the Overlander sounds like an early explorer of Siberia from Moscovy, but I didn't bother to suggest that.