Cheaper By the Dozen (the book, not the movie): in which there are twelve kids and two efficiency engineers for parents. Er. Two parents who are efficiency engineers. Yes. Fun. Lots and lots of fun. Um. The best part is that it really happened. Honestly, this is a case where reality kicks fiction up and down the block several times. (All I remember about the Steve Martin movie is that it's forgettable. And there was maybe football at some point or something.) I mean, they had a light house for a summer home and their dad taught them Morse code by writing things on the walls and their car was named Foolish Carriage and this book is awesome and that is all.
imaginarybeasts: book 9: steampunk
The Right-Hand Rule: I love the sense of hope and determination that runs through the whole story, although I have no idea what the title has to do with anything
The Windskipper: SO AWESOME. Honestly. I wish it were a bazillion times longer, because then there would be more of it for me to love.
The Engineers' Elephant: exactly what it says on the tin and utterly utterly marvelous and must be read now. Yes, really. Now. Why are you still here?