How much time do you spend managing your library books? Seriously, sometimes it feels like a part-time job. Most of my time spent is related to our home learning but I am counting all the time spent searching for titles to order, ordering them, picking them up, managing the rotation at home, and then gathering them for return. I am delighted by a new bags of books but in my heart I know I could educate my young children with the books we own. My library duties are the easiest item to check off my to do list. I guess you could say going to the library is like following my passion. And then some of you will understand the pile of books I keep in hopes of blogging about them. ;)
Here is just a quick list of some of the (65) books we are really enjoying from the library right now. BTW, you can now click on the image of the book and go directely to Amazon. It's a new feature of Typepad and one I've been wishing for.
Little Owl, Keeper of the Forest- The best book first even though there isn't an image. This book published in 1974 reminds me of Toad for Tuesday. It is delightful (which is code for "I really loved reading it aloud and purchased a used copy on Amazon this morning"). It is the perfect book for reading aloud and there are enough pencil drawn illustrations to hold the attention of a 4 year old. Little Owl lives in a big sycamore tree and dreams of one day being "the keeper of the Forest" but first he must be brave, learn to fly and celebrate another birthday. It has three medium length chapters and we read it over three nights. Trust me, if your library has a copy, check it out. You won't be disappointed.
Woody, Hazel and Little Pip -Our new library has many books that our old one did not.
My Bodyworks: Songs About Your Bones, Muscles, Heart And More! - This book includes a CD of songs about the body. Already Cate can tell you there are 206 bones in the body and she is well on her way to learning the major ones. It's a great resource for studying the human body.
What Makes a Magnet-Love the Let's Read and Learn about Science books.
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka, and the New Dotted Dresses - Books for this age don't get any more charming then Flicka Ricka and Dicka books. This is a great story to discuss being kind.
Flip, Float, Fly!: Seeds on the Move- Wonderful illustrations and explanations about how seeds are transported. It reads like a picture book with poetry.
The Brook Book : Exploring the smallest streams- This is a new Jim Arnosky book. Again, great information. Now if only I could find a brook for us to wade in.