July was full of exploring new parks, picking berries, making jam and playing in the water. We did still manage to read lots of books, though. Here are some highlights.
Chasitie (age 3) – Chasitie had a new favorite almost each week this month! They were:
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss A simple story about one little boy’s faith that seeds will do what they are designed to do.
May We Sleep Here Tonight by Tan Koide This mystery was a hit for a week, got “too scary” for a couple days and then reappeared in the frequent requests!
Yankee Doodle illustrated by Steven Kellogg Not exactly a preschool level story line, but the song has catchy words, the pictures are full of detail and she liked to talk about what the young boy was doing on each page.
Naomi (age 3) – Comet’s Nine Lives by Jan Brett The fun (mis)adventures of a cat as he searches for a comfortable home.
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle A very pink wordless book about friendship.
Andrew (age 6) – Thimbleberry Stories by Cynthia Rylant Four stories about the neighborly antics of the colorful characters that live on Thimbleberry Lane.
Jonathan (age 9) – The Bellmaker by Brian Jacques Books in the Redwall series continue to be favorites.
Samuel (age 9) – Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques Again . . . books in the Redwall series continue to be favorites.
Abi (mom) – Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat A hilarious tale about the author’s boyhood pets. I will certainly share it with the boys and check the library for more of his books.
Harrison (dad) – The House You Build by Duo Dickinson This was lent to us by an architecture loving friend. It has many good suggestions for determining how much house a family really needs to build and making the best use of the space you can afford to build.