The warm weather this week finally got under my skin and I’ve been out collecting like crazy.
This year I have the opportunity to oversee two garden spaces – one at my house and one at my parents. I’m taking advantage of the fact that we still have more than a month before our guaranteed “frost free” date to do a little more planning.
I’ve also been bit by the book bug (say that three times fast) with the new discovery that Henry has finally developed a moderate interest in “storytime”. At least he likes being read to and will occasionally crawl into my lap and looking a picture or try to turn a page while he plays in his room. While I love to support my local library, I also love to have a library of my own and have been taking advantage of the resell shops in town to pick up some classics for $.50 – $1.00 per book.
One of the best parts being that I get to rediscover all the books I read as a child, or had read to me. It’s really magic.
Our latest editions seen in these pictures. Each title is linked if you’d like to discover more about the book!
- “Five Minutes Peace” by Jill Murphy
- “A Day on the Prairie” by the 3rd grade students of Kildeer Countryside Elementary School
- “Jamberry” by Bruce Degen
- “The Book of Foolish Machinery” by Donna Lugg Pape
- “On Market Street” by Anita and Arnold Lobel
- “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney
- “Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse” by Leo Lionni
- “Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books” by Kay Winters and Nancy Carpenter
- “Winter Days in the Big Woods” adapted from the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- “Animals in Winter” by Henrietta Bancroft and Richard G. Van Gelder
- “The Great Race of the Birds and Animals” by Paul Goble
- “Quillworker: A Cheyenne Legend” by Terri Cohlene