We are deep into autumn in the Western hemisphere. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America, and while it is a holiday fraught with controversial myths and history; our family celebrates in the tradition of harvest feasts. We love autumn and we fill our home with food and friendship as we remind our hearts to be filled with gratitude. And what better way to remember how to be thankful than with picture books. I’ve covered all three of these books in the past and they continue to be the ones I reach for this time of year. So, let’s reflect and let’s read three thankful books.Continue reading “Let’s Read Three: Favorite Thankful Books”
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25 Days – Book 12: The Perfect Christmas
Day 12 has arrived which means we are almost halfway through our countdown to Christmas! Today I bring a humorous book about families and the holiday. It is the story of two girls who are neighbors and how their families celebrate Christmas in their own unique way. It’s The Perfect Christmas by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi, 2011.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 12: The Perfect Christmas”
Let’s Read Three: Thankful Books!
Continuing our week of Thanksgiving preparation, I thought it appropriate to have a grouping of books revolving simply around the theme of thankfulness. While these are perfectly themed for the holiday ahead, a grateful attitude is beautiful and necessary all year round. Let’s read three books about thankfulness!Continue reading “Let’s Read Three: Thankful Books!”
Book Review: Cold Snap By Eileen Spinelli & Marjorie Priceman
Last week I was feeling the spring fever and starting to believe that Punxsutawney Phil just might have been right about an early spring this year. And then this morning we awoke to several inches of snow and it is still falling. A bit of a surprise for early March in the South. I will not complain however, but instead will curl up with some hot cocoa and a few good snowy books. This one made it to the top of the pile this morning and seems incredibly appropriate. Here is Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman, 2012.Continue reading “Book Review: Cold Snap By Eileen Spinelli & Marjorie Priceman”