Our Library Bag Favorites: Plants, Gratitude, and Jan Brett

I love that David is as much of a bookworm as I am. Here are our favorite picks from this past week:

thankyouforme  Thank You For Me! by Marion Dane Bauer.  I had no idea this was a book that included prayer – a great bonus!  Each night we thank Jesus for things from the day. Recently David has been saying “Thank You Jesus for something.”  This book gives him more ideas.



on_noahs_ark_jacket_300  On Noah’s Ark by Jan Brett. I love Jan Brett, but I had assumed that none of her books would be appropriate for a two-year-old. This was a hit for us. The illustrations are the best for Noah’s Ark that I’ve found. We learned a new animal: flamingo.



updownandaround  Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres. This is the wrong time of year for this book, since it’s all about growing a garden. I thought I’d still include it though so I wouldn’t forget about it for next year.  Ayres describes which plants grow up (peppers, broccoli. . . ), which plants grow down (carrots, potatoes, onions. . . ), and which plants grow around and around (pumpkins, cucumbers. . . ). It’s also super-fun.



This past week I’ve finished reading: Orphan Train, Ender’s Game, A Can of Peas, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I started reading The Red Badge of Courage and The Forgotten Garden.