Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Three Awesome Books

Shortly after Reid was born, I remember talking to another mom of two who said it had been a long time since she read a book just for fun.  Up to that point, I had been able to read just about every night after Esme went to sleep, but now that I have two kids and a very full schedule at work, I can totally relate to this mom.  It's been a long time since I picked up a book to read just for fun, let alone finished one.

Even still, reading a good book is one of my favorite indoor activities.  It is something I thoroughly enjoy.  That's why when I set about to highlight three awesome books, it was hard to decide which ones to include.  Would I pick three kids' books?  Three books on parenting?  Three books I loved reading just because? 

Rather than force myself to choose :) I decided to include three in each category.  That way, no matter what you are looking for, hopefully you will find a book that captures your attention and inspires you to snag a few moments to curl up with it.

Three Awesome Children's Books
  1. Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaula.  This is one of my childhood favorites.  It is a wordless book, but because there are no words,  you and your kids get to tell the story yourself based on the fabulous pictures.
  2. Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business.  The storyline of this book is one that captures the attention of kids and also invites them into the story as they learn to say, along with the peddler, "You monkeys, you!  Give me back my caps!" 
  3. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.  This is a wonderful story about a little girl and his mother who go blueberry picking.  Meanwhile, on the other side of the mountain a little bear and his mother are blueberry picking too.  Both Sal and the bear cub wander away from their mothers and eventually meet up.
    Stay tuned to future posts for the other two lists of three...

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