I mentioned in my last post that I kind of dig the idea of sharing our library hauls each week, so I decided to give it a shot this week.
I love libraries. I spent a lot of time at the library as a kid (thanks, Mom!), I worked at a library in college, and now as a Mom, I take my kids to the library at least once a week, often to find books, but more often to get them out of the house and save my sanity. The library has somehow become like a tantrum-free demilitarized zone. My kids are happy, I’m happy, it’s all good. And we always leave with a heavy, full-to-bursting bag of books. I could go on and on about how great I think libraries are and all the reasons I think they’re so important, but I’ll leave that for another time. For now, I’ll just show you some of my favorite things from this week’s haul. (I picked all kids’ books this week, but I’d love to include all kinds of books in the future!)
- I’m a Duck! Even if your kid isn’t as obsessed with ducks as mine is, this is a really cute one. Not HALF as annoying as other duck books out there. And trust me, I really know a lot about duck books. Not by choice.
- Let The Whole Earth Sing Praise As if Tomie dePaola could produce anything less than a delightful, wonderful, amazing children’s book. This is such a treasure- and I was actually surprised by how much my kids loved it, even though there is no “story”. This one might go on the “to-buy” wish list.
- My Village, Rhymes From Around the World Well, it’s no secret that we like poems around here a whole lot. So I’m not surprised we love this one. But I think this book would be really great to have around if you’re doing some geography or studying other countries… a fun way to bring some poetry to lessons about other places.
- The Artist and Me This is a sweet story about Van Gogh and a little boy who gets to know him. Not only is it a great way to expose your kids to some tidbits about the artist, but it also has a great anti-bullying message and talks about seeing things from other perspectives. I loved this one.
- Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes I grabbed this one because I recognized the author as someone whose books we’ve enjoyed. Nicola Davies also wrote this little treasure that we read from almost every morning during our circle time. Joey found this one fascinating, and Davies has a way of explaining scientific concepts in a way that’s story-like and engaging. The illustrations in this one rock, too.
So tell me, what did you pick up at your local library this week? Tell me in the comments, or better yet, write a whole blog post about it and link up below.
*Another note: I’ve linked each booked through Amazon Associates, but the whole point is that these are LIBRARY finds, so head to your library and find them there!*