Faith has become an eager reader, most of the time. Yesterday she did her reading mostly through tears, but yesterday was quite a Monday, which explains what was going on there. Most of the time lately she enjoys books. She didn't always -- she has been a later reader for sure, but I didn't panic because she's the fourth and I knew it would come. She'd just much rather be outdoors. She's not like her mother that way. I can remember reading all the time when I was a girl -- lying on the sofa, upside down on a chair, across my bed, on the floor, everywhere reading.
I hope she will learn to love books, though I can't really say my boys have. I read to them, I read in front of them, sometimes I even ignored them with my nose in a book, but yet the bug (or worm as the case may be) never bit them. They are like their father, I suppose. He doesn't read books either. He reads newspapers and magazines, but not books. I don't get it.
Anyway, the point of this post is to tell you about a few of the books Faith and I have enjoyed recently. I always enjoy book recommendations, so I'm passing on a few of my own. Most of these are library books, and, as you know, you don't always get great reads when you randomly choose books from the library, but we have been pretty lucky lately.
One Fine Day -- a good lesson-learned book. Faith narrated the entire story to me the next day as we walked the aisles of Joann's. I think that was a first on many counts!
Sky Tree -- Beautiful language and art. I don't know that we truly appreciated the science, but definitely the art.
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf -- includes the life cycle of a tree, a little young for Faith but that's o.k.
Noah's Trees -- where do you think he got all that lumber for the ark?
Every Autumn Comes the Bear -- all of my kids enjoyed this one
Country Crossing -- My favorite boy book ever, but girls like trains, too. Our copy of this book is almost worn out.
In the Woods: Who's Been There? -- This is a series that they all loved