Where has September gone??? School started and we hit the ground running. We’ve schooled for 6 weeks and we are ready to take a little break. But we have been reading up a storm here. I’m excited for all the fun things we’ve been reading as school has picked up again. Some of these books were still part of our lazy summer reading and some are what we are reading as we start up a new year.
Let’s start with Lulu:
The Cobble Street Cousins Series by Cynthia Rylant
We just finished Some Good News and Wedding Flowers. Fortunately, we discovered these delightful books this summer. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize they were a series and we read the last book first! Oops! I read these to Lily and she absolutely loves them. I really like them too.
The Lighthouse Family Series by Cynthia Rylant
We are reading The Turtle right now. There are 5 in the series and delightful is the perfect word for these books. This is a great book for shared reading with Lily. I read a page and then she reads a page to me.
Meet Kit by Valerie Tripp
So Miss Lu has recently discovered the American Girl Book Series. She has the doll, Molly, and had not read any of the books yet. Once she found the Kit books, I could not keep her from just devouring the whole set of 6 Kit books.
Now on to me, Jen:
Don’t Make Me Count To Three by Ginger Hubbard
This book has been a blessing. I’m about 3 chapters in and I’ve been hi-lighting like mad. Gosh, I wish I had read this book a year ago. While I read this book, I go back and forth between berating myself for being the worst parent ever to thanking God that He’s given me some much needed insight into some parenting challenges we’ve been having. Getting to the heart of your child and not just having them “act” the way that looks good to others is the theme of this book. I knew this as a parent; but having examples of how to do it, is what this book offers and what is making a difference for me. I know there are other great parenting books to read. I highly recommend this one.
Your German Shepherd by Liz Palika
I’m all about parenting this month! We have a one year old German Shepherd puppy mix. I wish I had had this book 6 months ago when we brought home our handsome little furball! It was really helpful in understanding the personality of a Shepherd and what they are going through in each stage of puppy hood. It’s helped me change some bad habits I was practicing in training him. It also helped me to be more patient with my puppy who acts a lot like my 4 year old! If you have a puppy or are thinking of getting one, I highly recommend this type of book for your breed of dog. If you are thinking of getting a German Shepherd, they rock!! They are smart and loyal and so loving.
We’ll end with Little H:
Gentle Giant Octopus by Karen Wallace
This is a beautifully illustrated book that really captivated Little H. We learned a lot about the octopus but it was written in the form of a charming story. We loved this book.