More Inspired Additions: Simple Living Books for Kids

It’s time for another round of “Inspired: Simple Living Books for Kids”!

The illustrations and limited next in “A Good Night Walk” are perfect for the younger children in your family.  I highly recommend reading thru the story and stopping to ask the child where different objects mentioned in the story (and not!) are to encourage language skills.

Who wouldn’t love to have friends near by who could build you a cottage in two days in exchange for a plate of Peanut Butter Sandwiches.  I’m ashamed to admit that I want the house built in this story for my own!

Another great books in the footsteps of books like “Ox-Cart Man” charting the passage of a full year on a small farm.  Lovely images of a family working and living together will delight you and your older child!

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I have not been paid in any other way to share these books and share them only out of my own desire to pass on good, inspiring children’s literature to you!
I’ve just finished “North & South” and “The Giver” and am slowly working my way thru “The Bridal Wreath” by Sigrid Undset and re-reading “A Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness just for the heck of it.  
What’s on your nightstand?

6 thoughts on “More Inspired Additions: Simple Living Books for Kids

  1. OK, I'll take your question literally – on my nightstand is:

    Tolstoy: A Russian Life, by Rosamund Bartlett
    Are you My Mother, Alison Bechdel
    A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, by Stephanie Coontz
    As Ever, Booky, by Bernice Thurman Hunter


  2. On my nightstand: 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I just finished it the other night. I am on the hunt for something else! On the floor by my night stand is Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton –Kasper's current favorite 🙂


  3. Of what I've read this year I'd recommend “Little Britches” and the first two of the “All Souls Trilogy” (the deborah harkness books), “North and South” was good but I think Glaskell was having a hard time figuring out if she wanted to be the next Charles Dickens or Jane Austen it goes back and forth between “social commentary” and “emo-moody bodice heaving professions of love” quite rapidly.


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