For some odd reason, there are a lot of babies being born around my circle this season. I have two new second cousins. I’m a Prepper Aunt, this week and one of my daughter’s childhood friend, is due this weekend. (Yes, I’m old enough to be a grandmother, but I’m not quite yet.)
It got me thinking about my favorite books for little ones. It’s a passion really. I believe Margaret Wise Brown was to toddlerhood what Laura Ingalls was to preteens. Her mesmerizing cadence is perfect to read out loud and keep even the most hyper babe interested.
I’m not referring to the well known Goodnight Moonand The Runaway Bunny. Those are her most famous works and perfect for reading aloud to a baby so that they listen to your voice. I’m referring to the many books most have never heard of before. Wait Till the Moon is Full, is perfect for both boys and girls and you have to whisper it as you go along…perfect for bedtime. Below are a few more I enjoyed reading to my own children. These are the books read over and over. I’ve decided to find copies for each of my children once they start their own families and of course I’ll have the originals on my own shelf for visits. What are the favorites books you might include?
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Last May…my local independent bookstore asked me to come in for a signing. I was overjoyed. They also asked if they could carry the series in their store. Then they asked if I’d sign several of them while I was there. See where this is going… I didn’t either, at first…
Aunties Books is an institution, here in Spokane, Washington. They’ve been located downtown for something like eighty years. Not only have they survived the big box store invasion of Barnes and Noble, they’ve also survived the Goliath Amazon.
How did they do this, you ask? – Innovation.
They hold events between these shelves. Poets rhyme, writers read, and patrons wander the shelves of books both old and new. That’s right. They mix their pre-owned books on the shelves with the new selections. I found a late 1950’s copy of The Christmas Carol when I was in last. And yes, they also shelve autographed books. My, autographed books.
They also sell online. So if you’re looking for an autographed Graham’s Resolution, come to Spokane, Washington, or simply purchase online. (Be sure to ask for an ‘Autographed Copy’)
This week I’ve opted to combine my website and blog. Did I mention, I’m not good at this. I’m typically a pretty easy going person but something about HTML code, Widgits and Plugins not cooperating drives me crazy. I must say I finally enlisted help. And though it’s still a work in progress, it’s beginning to look somewhat familiar.
So, now to get rid of the stress, I’m going to go write book four in the shower.