Well, February has arrived and that means we’re one week closer to spring! However with our warmer than average temperatures and our below average snowfall, I’m not feeling quite as anxious as I usually am. In fact, we were able to walk downtown for lunch yesterday (a four mile round trip) on February 9th. That’s amazing! Usually, even if the temperatures warm up, the sidewalks are a sheet of ice, so we’re trapped at home. This has been great! I hope you and your families have also had a chance to spend sometime outside this week, to prevent the usual February cabin fever!
I haven’t spent all of my time outside, though. For one thing, I just baked a heart shaped cake, a family Valentine tradition for us, as well as when I was growing up. It’s something I love to do. It brings back so many happy memories! And after a trip to the library, I’ve been able to find several good titles for this week’s Kids’ Books to Remember. Finally I found some links to articles that I think you’ll find very interesting. So here we go!
kids’ books to remember: read aloud
These are great choices for read alouds for all ages, or for the independent reader.
KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: picture books
The picture books this week are all about strong, courageous girls who are not afraid to work hard to achieve their goals.
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney
KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: chapter books
Back in Time with Thomas Edison: Qwerty Stevens Adventure by Dan Gutman, time travel and historical fiction.
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Giff, realistic fiction.
links for mom and dad
These choices are for all ages including picture books, chapter books and young adult.
This is a great one for Betsy Tacy fans or for those of you looking for your next family read aloud.
Here are some more picture books about kindness, which are perfect for Valentine’s Day week or any week of the year.
A truly lovely post that will make you think about the love in your lives.
I want to thank you for inviting me into your inbox today! I’m always looking for links to share with you and remembering books I don’t want you to miss. Have a wonderful week and Happy Valentine’s Day!