It’s pretty normal for us to have around fifty books checked out from the library. Some are just my books, but the kids have so much fun picking their own as well. We often come home with a lot of books that are pink, Fancy Nancy, or of the Superhero learn to read variety. And while I love Fancy Nancy for her vocabulary, I always pick out a few besides. I especially love it when we find some that have delightful stories, but also have an underlying message that affirms how different we all are. Here are a few gems we’ve all loved recently.
- Ada Twist Scientist – a fantastically fun book about a little girl who is constantly figuring things out, often in ways that seem naughty. I love how pictures tell the story just as well as the words.
- A Fearless Leader – a beautiful retelling of the story of Deborah about trusting God to tell you what to do. Because girls are leaders, too. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
- Sarabella’s Thinking Cap – about a dreamer who loves ideas full of gorgeous pictures with creative plays on words. Worth spending time just staring at the pictures.
- When God Made You – full of delightful illustrations rhymes about how God knew exactly what he was doing when he made you. And he made you to be you!
- The Sleepy Songbird – A bird dreams of singing with the dawn chorus, but can’t seem to make it happen. It all works out in the end when he finds out a truth about himself. He is actually a nightingale. Such cute illustrations and a lovely story.
- I Will Fight Monsters for You – This was so fun, but hard to explain. A little girl lives on one side of the floor and a little monster on the other, both scared of each other until they find out they’re actually alike. (click through to read the amazon description!)
- Butterfly Park– a little gardener moves to a new place and is sad to leave her garden behind, but she dreams, plans, makes friends, and makes a whole new one.
- The Adventures of Beekle – My kids love this one about a little imaginary friend waiting to be dreamed up by a child.
- Not Quite Narwhal – I keep renewing this one because it so much fun. A little unicorn lives under the sea with the narwhals. Then finds out he’s different and goes on a journey finding his place as a sea unicorn and a land narwhal. I just love it.
- An Extraordinary Egg – This one brought on giggling fits for all of us when a pair of frogs find what they decide is a chicken egg, bring it home and wait for it to hatch. After it hatches they continue to call the alligator a chicken. Just delightful.
What books have you loved reading with your kids lately?
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This month I am joining the #write31days community to explore the idea of the Whole Together Family because I believe we get be who God created us to be – together. Find the whole list posts here or click on the image.