It’s hard for me to believe that it is October! The leaves are beginning to change and thankfully we’re having some cool nights, which are perfect for curling up with your favorite book. We are finally back home after our dream trip of visiting FIVE National Parks and driving over 4500 miles!! It was an amazing adventure, but it feels good to be back home, too. I’m very hopeful that I’ll be talking with you on a much more regular schedule now that our lives have quieted down. I’m beginning that conversation, by once again sharing some kids’ books to remember in the hope that you’ll find some to add to your library list. Maybe you’ll discover some new favorites, or one you might have forgotten from your own childhood.
kids’ books to remember: read alouds
Anna Hibiscus by Antinuk
Four stories about Anna and her West African family as Anna spends her time splashing in the ocean, searching for shells and dreaming of one time seeing snow.
Catwings Return by Ursela K. Le Guin
This is part of the magical series about four cats who use their wings to escape the city.
Lady Lollipop by Dick King Smith
Another book from the author of Babe.
From the publisher’s summary: “Lollipop is no ordinary pig. According to her young trainer, Johnny Skinner, she’s the smartest pig in the entire kingdom. When people stare into Lollipop’s bright, intelligent eyes, it somehow changes them for the better.”
kids’ books to remember: picture books
What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele; illustrated by Ashley Bryan
This beautifully illustrated book brings us a needed reminder about all of the small things in life that help to make our lives truly wonderful.
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
An endearing bedtime story which is perfect for all ages.
Youpala, Queen of the Jungle by Youpala and illustrated by Zau
kids’ books to remember: middle grade chapter books
Each Little Bird that Sings by Deborah Wiles
This is a charming story of a 10 year old girl’s struggles as she deals with the changes in her life in a small Mississippi town.
Alabama Moon by Watt Key
Alabama Moon is a true adventure story.
Hank Zipper: The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Fell Down by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
This is part of a hillarious series based upon Henry Winkler’s struggles in school as he was growing up. It will engage even the most reluctant reader.
LINKS FOR MOM AND DAD
If you’re wondering how you might best help your kids this school year, just read this inspiring post.
This is a great list of diverse books for your middle grader reader.
If you have a Penderwick series fan in your house, here’s special book you need to immediately add to your library hold list!
I wish you all a wonderful week! Thank you for inviting me into your inbox and into your world.