A few Spring books we are loving now:
A little baby bunny can't figure out what "spring" is and looks all over for it, until he discovers it is all around him.
This is a reprint of a vintage book.
This is my favorite childhood book. Hamilton thinks it's spring only to fall asleep under an apple tree that is losing it's petals, only to awaken to what he believes is snow. (What a nightmare!:)
The ever favorite-this is the board book, so it's good for little ones. My kids ALL loved Peter Rabbit.
Janey adores this story of two little ducklings who don't listen to Mama duck and get themselves lost. I love the soft watercolor artwork.
And my favorite Spring Golden Books:
Another childhood favorite of mine. (I loved all Garth Williams illustrations and still do.)
If we read about it, it will come! :)
Andrew (13) is reading The Fellowship of the Ring. He was having a book crisis last week (meaning no book ideas) and I found a great list, and this was on it. (I can't say enough about this list-even the picture books are great!) Now he has a whole Lord of the Rings series to go, with a great list to reference when he finishes with all of them.
I am reading Patrick (and Janey) Little House in the Big Woods. I plan to mix it up after that is over with Huck Finn.
Patrick and I went on a dog book adventure this winter and it was great. It started last year when we read our all time favorite Where The Red Fern Grows. Then we watched the movie. (The movie is old but great.)
After that we read Old Yeller-so so good. We LOVED it almost as much as Red Fern. We watched the Old Yeller movie-old film but again good.
Next up-Shiloh. Another great one. The move is newer, which means it's just ok, but we still enjoyed it.
For Christmas Patrick received The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. Jeff and I picked it up as a last minute after thought. It was a HUGE HIT. All the kids spent a bunch of time with this book. Patrick and his BF made a huge list of dogs they wanted in order. It's a big coffee table book and tells a little about each dog with nice photos. This is for sure a keeper and will be in our book basket in the living room forever.