I am getting ready to return to the library some of the children's books that Abigail and I have been reading for the past few weeks/months. I thought I would share some of our current interests. I usually have a few books in mind that I would like to introduce to her, and then I let her pick out any books that appeal to her.
- My Family is Forever by Nancy Carlson - This book is about adoption. Abigail is not adopted, but she liked the illustrations enough to want to bring this book home. It was a great way to introduce to her the concept of adoption. The illustrations are bright and colorful and she asks us to read it often.
- Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats - This is another book that Abigail picked. She does not have a younger sibling or one on the way, but she enjoys hearing how Peter learns to accept his new sister.
- The Tomten and The Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren - These were favorites last winter and we spent this winter reading them too.
- My Brother Loved Snowflakes: The Story of Wilson A. Bentley, the Snowflake Man by Mary Bahr - We read this as a companion to Snowflake Bentley. The last few sentences are about Wilson Bentley dying, which doesn't seem to be the best way to end a children's book to us.
- Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin - This book was more uplifting and told Mr. Bentley's story in a more captivating way.
- Flannel Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan - Colorful snow illustrations! Love the flannels against the snow.
- The Mitten retold by Jim Aylesworth - I actually prefer Jan Brett's version, but this was a fun one too.
- A Winter Day by Douglas Florian - Very simple text, but there's a lot to talk about in the illustrations.