as always, some we liked, some not so much.
This Year's Garden
From the discussions of what to grow in the coming year during the winter, to shucking corn,snapping beans, and canning lids popping...this book covers a year in the garden.We can so relate.
Night In The Country
There is no night so dark, so black as night
in the country...that is how this book begins.
We enjoyed reading about the creatures and sounds of
the night in the country..
The Giant Jam Sandwich
This is a read-along story, and we plan to use it in the car.
It is supposed to be about four million wasps flying into a town,
and how the townsfolk got together to build a giant jam sandwich to
get rid of them.
Sydney is inspired by the world around her
to invent things.One such invention, flashed,fizzled and floated away,
and led her to her dreams.
If you enjoyed the author's Ish and the Dot, you will also
enjoy this book.
The Blue Hill Meadows
Four stories that celebrate the four seasons
with the Meadow family in Blue Hill Virginia.
Lovely gentle illustrations.
We have been reading a bit at a time, and really enjoying it.
The Van Gogh Cafe
Magic things happen at the Van Gogh Cafe in Flowers, Kansas,
and no one quite knows why.We were a bit disappointed that this was not a picture book
as we picked it off the computer catalog without seeing it, but it was still a nice story.
Princess will enjoy it more when she can read it on her own I am sure.
Wiggle and Waggle
Wiggle and Waggle are worms, they live in the garden, they like to dig in the dirt.
Princess and I love our little worm friends, so this book was a must!
We enjoyed the pictures of a worm's eye view of the garden.
SNIP SNAP! What's That?
What happens when a group of children hear an
creeping..creeping..creeping up the stairs...We had fun reading this rhyming story about scared little children,
and what they did to take charge of a scary situation.
Princess likes a good scare and to take charge, so this was right up her alley.
Delilah D. at the Library
Princess and I found this book to be just "de-lightful"! Reminiscent of the Fancy Nancy books, we enjoyed it. Our library does not serve free cupcakes either, but they do have a cafe, and you are welcome to bring your own cupcakes as well.Princess would love to have a young girl from France to bring her to the library.(she would also like a baby brother, but that is a post for another day)
Princess has an interest in things "arctic" in nature,
so we picked this book up to learn more about how
the climate changes are affecting the Inupiaq Eskimos
living on the north slope of Alaska.
Monarch and Milkweed
A beautiful book about the relationship
between monarch butterflies and milkweed.
The author's website has some additional links
as well. Princess and I are loving this book!
The illustrations are truly lovely.
We hope you can find something in our stack to enjoy with your children,
and if not, be sure to head over to your local library for a stack of your own.
I know I say it often, but I will say it again..read,read,read to them.
There is no better way to say "I love you".