In January, I’m always a little sad that autumn and the holidays are past, but in another way it’s good to get the house back to normal (although I’m finding it hard to locate everything I put away in all of those places I was sure I’d remember!) and back into a routine. I think we’re just about there! I’ve started making my January soups and I actually spent some time curled up under a cozy blanket, burning candles and reading “grown-up books”. This reminds me about a new section I’ve added to the list on the right hand side of the blog, titled “What I’m Reading Now”. I’m going to strive to keep it up to date to let you know about the adult and kids’ books I’m reading every week.
As part of “returning to normal”, I visited the library this week and spent a lot of time perusing the shelves in search of some kids’ books to remember for January to share with you over the next few weeks. And because I’ve been reading several blogs and articles over the holidays, I’ve found some links about reading and children that I think you might find interesting.
I hope you find lots of books that will be just right for your family, and will help make your next library visit a little bit easier!
kids’ books to remember for january: read alouds
The choices this week are appropriate for ages three and up, and each one is part of a series.
Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin
Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater
In Aunt Lucy’s Kitchen by Cynthia Rylant
KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER for january: picture books
Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden by Edith Pattou
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
I Like the Way You Are by Eve Bunting
KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER for january: chapter books
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Ida B. … and her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly Save the World) by Katherine Hannigan
Howiday Inn by James Howe
links for mom and dad
50 Books to Inspire Science-Loving Mighty Girls
posts you may have missed
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