Two books from the Rockin' Granola bookshelves that we've really been loving lately ...
1. Animals in Winter (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) - we discovered this little book thanks to this month's Little Acorn Learning monthly theme. Originally published in 1963, this book's colorful painted illustrations depict various animals in their natural habitat. The text is simple, yet engaging.
All three of the kids like to look at this book. While certainly aimed for younger kids, it has been a fun jumping off point for talk about hibernation and winter with my third grader, and I'd definitely recommend this as a fun book for preschoolers and toddlers who are interested in animals.
The Girl Who Never Let Her Mother Brush Her Hair by Doris Rainville. I found this book while browsing through the Bella Luna Toys website and knew that it would be perfect for my curly haired daughters, the oldest of whom is not an especially big fan of having her hair combed. Doris Rainville is a Waldorf teacher and this sweet, charming story was created for her own daughter.
I can see the effect this story has had on Jillian and some of her dislike for having her hair done is starting to go away. I love the hand lettered style and the beautiful pictures. We're thinking about getting Rainville's other book, The Power of Love which encourages kids to sleep in their own rooms without being afraid.
What are you and your kids reading?