Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Books {a continuation from tuesday's post}

{I posted on Tuesday about being grateful for our library! Today is a follow-up post from our visit to the library and about the books we signed out and the fun we had!}

I am so excited that My Busy Bee loves books as much as I do. I cannot wait until she is old enough to start reading chapter books with me. But, for now, I am really enjoying reading to her.

Whenever I mention that we are heading to the library for the afternoon, the first thing My Busy Bee asks me is, "Mama, where is my bag?" {meaning her library bag}

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In support of our local library, I bought her this bag, for $1.00, and she loves it. It is her "library companion"! She loves to fill it with books to take home.  {and fill it she does!}

Our library has all kinds of fun things to do. {other than sit and read great books!}

There is the fish tank to look at, which My Little Man just loved. A dollhouse. Blocks and toy cars. Puppets and puzzles galore. There is enough to keep my kids busy for hours. {which is great when I want to just sit there and read!} They play, I browse the shelves or sit and read. It is a win/win situation!

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We came home with 9 Dinosaur books and 1 ballerina book. {since she is starting ballet/dance classes on Monday! :)} The bag was so heavy, she could barely carry it. Unfortunately, the book(s) mama wanted were already checked out. {bummer!}

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And you'll never guess what we did that night? We read every. single. book!

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Now, I guess this just means we are due for another trip to the library for more books. {aww man!} :)

In case you were wondering, here are the 10 books we grabbed for home:

Pteranodon: The Life Story of a Pterosaur by: Ruth Ashby
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by: Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? by: Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by: Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Dinosaurs Love Underpants by: Claire Freedman and Ben Cort
No T.Rex in the Library by: Toni Buzzeo
Gnash, Gnaw, DINOSAUR! by Tony Mitton and Lynne Chapman
Rumble, Roar, DINOSAUR! by Tony Mitton and Lynne Chapman
Dinosaur Stomp! by: Paul Stickland
Belinda Begins Ballet by: Amy Young

I recommend all of them if you have a little one who loves Dinosaurs! I even enjoyed reading them. They contained interesting facts about the Dinosaurs told in a cute way for young children to enjoy!

Thank you Heavenly Father for the gift of reading. Thank you that it allows for my children to use their imaginations and to learn in a fun way. I pray that the words they may read from the pages of any book will always be pleasing to you and glorify your name. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen!


“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” ~ Psalm 143:10









10 comments:

  1. It's always so wonderful when our kids like to read. I had a kindergarten teacher tell us that reading was HUGE to her...if our kids could read well and liked it she thought they could do ANYTHING. Wonder if your daughter will get more dance books after she starts her class? Hope you have a grand day!

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  2. It's great that she loves the library so much! What a wonderful thing to be thankful for!!

    My daughter also loves to go to the library but your library looks like a lot of fun!!! Our town is little so we have a little library but at least it is something!

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  3. Hi Amy,

    A-dor-a-ble.... I loved reading this. My kids are older but oh, how they loved reading about dinosaurs.

    Happy TT. Hugs. Lynn

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  4. Hi Amy, I just left a long comment and lost it. Anyway, loved your post and I'm grateful for reading as well. It's a blessing that your daughter loves books and reading too.

    Hope you have a blessed day.
    Hugs!

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  5. wow..a trip to the library :) I guess very seldom do that now..most of the kids today just sit down in front of computer and video games..I hope I can instill the love of books when I have kids of my won someday :)

    and your header picture is so nice :)

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  6. Oh, Happy Days! Some of my favorite memories of childhood are trips to the library. What a wonderful gift to give to your children, helping them foster a look of books!

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  7. Great post! My little boy loves the Library too! He calls it his library! I hope your library has a summer reading program like ours does. My son loves it so much.

    Enjoy this moment always with your little ones and have a blessed day!

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  8. I enjoyed your post. I have gone to the library with my son most all his life I guess. He is 6 now and in school, but we still go once a week. The thing he was most excited for about turning 6 was that he got to get his own library card. Looking at your list of titles made me think of one we read in the past couple of weeks...it's called Brontorina by James Howe. It's about a dinosaur that wants to be a ballerina!
    I have a blog where I review children's books if you'd like to visit sometime. http://readwithyourchild.blogspot.com/

    Or my other blog is Raindrops and Rainbows.

    Have a good day!

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  9. What a wonerful Thankful Thursday post, I love visiting the library. I also love reading to my chilren and now that two can read, I lov hearing them :)

    Thank you for sharing,
    Misty

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  10. Love reading your post...my kids love going to the library.....thanks for sharing...Have a bless weekend!!!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Books {a continuation from tuesday's post}

{I posted on Tuesday about being grateful for our library! Today is a follow-up post from our visit to the library and about the books we signed out and the fun we had!}

I am so excited that My Busy Bee loves books as much as I do. I cannot wait until she is old enough to start reading chapter books with me. But, for now, I am really enjoying reading to her.

Whenever I mention that we are heading to the library for the afternoon, the first thing My Busy Bee asks me is, "Mama, where is my bag?" {meaning her library bag}

Photobucket

In support of our local library, I bought her this bag, for $1.00, and she loves it. It is her "library companion"! She loves to fill it with books to take home.  {and fill it she does!}

Our library has all kinds of fun things to do. {other than sit and read great books!}

There is the fish tank to look at, which My Little Man just loved. A dollhouse. Blocks and toy cars. Puppets and puzzles galore. There is enough to keep my kids busy for hours. {which is great when I want to just sit there and read!} They play, I browse the shelves or sit and read. It is a win/win situation!

Photobucket
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We came home with 9 Dinosaur books and 1 ballerina book. {since she is starting ballet/dance classes on Monday! :)} The bag was so heavy, she could barely carry it. Unfortunately, the book(s) mama wanted were already checked out. {bummer!}

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And you'll never guess what we did that night? We read every. single. book!

Photobucket

Now, I guess this just means we are due for another trip to the library for more books. {aww man!} :)

In case you were wondering, here are the 10 books we grabbed for home:

Pteranodon: The Life Story of a Pterosaur by: Ruth Ashby
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by: Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? by: Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by: Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Dinosaurs Love Underpants by: Claire Freedman and Ben Cort
No T.Rex in the Library by: Toni Buzzeo
Gnash, Gnaw, DINOSAUR! by Tony Mitton and Lynne Chapman
Rumble, Roar, DINOSAUR! by Tony Mitton and Lynne Chapman
Dinosaur Stomp! by: Paul Stickland
Belinda Begins Ballet by: Amy Young

I recommend all of them if you have a little one who loves Dinosaurs! I even enjoyed reading them. They contained interesting facts about the Dinosaurs told in a cute way for young children to enjoy!

Thank you Heavenly Father for the gift of reading. Thank you that it allows for my children to use their imaginations and to learn in a fun way. I pray that the words they may read from the pages of any book will always be pleasing to you and glorify your name. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen!


“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” ~ Psalm 143:10









10 comments:

  1. It's always so wonderful when our kids like to read. I had a kindergarten teacher tell us that reading was HUGE to her...if our kids could read well and liked it she thought they could do ANYTHING. Wonder if your daughter will get more dance books after she starts her class? Hope you have a grand day!

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  2. It's great that she loves the library so much! What a wonderful thing to be thankful for!!

    My daughter also loves to go to the library but your library looks like a lot of fun!!! Our town is little so we have a little library but at least it is something!

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  3. Hi Amy,

    A-dor-a-ble.... I loved reading this. My kids are older but oh, how they loved reading about dinosaurs.

    Happy TT. Hugs. Lynn

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  4. Hi Amy, I just left a long comment and lost it. Anyway, loved your post and I'm grateful for reading as well. It's a blessing that your daughter loves books and reading too.

    Hope you have a blessed day.
    Hugs!

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  5. wow..a trip to the library :) I guess very seldom do that now..most of the kids today just sit down in front of computer and video games..I hope I can instill the love of books when I have kids of my won someday :)

    and your header picture is so nice :)

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  6. Oh, Happy Days! Some of my favorite memories of childhood are trips to the library. What a wonderful gift to give to your children, helping them foster a look of books!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great post! My little boy loves the Library too! He calls it his library! I hope your library has a summer reading program like ours does. My son loves it so much.

    Enjoy this moment always with your little ones and have a blessed day!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I enjoyed your post. I have gone to the library with my son most all his life I guess. He is 6 now and in school, but we still go once a week. The thing he was most excited for about turning 6 was that he got to get his own library card. Looking at your list of titles made me think of one we read in the past couple of weeks...it's called Brontorina by James Howe. It's about a dinosaur that wants to be a ballerina!
    I have a blog where I review children's books if you'd like to visit sometime. http://readwithyourchild.blogspot.com/

    Or my other blog is Raindrops and Rainbows.

    Have a good day!

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  9. What a wonerful Thankful Thursday post, I love visiting the library. I also love reading to my chilren and now that two can read, I lov hearing them :)

    Thank you for sharing,
    Misty

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  10. Love reading your post...my kids love going to the library.....thanks for sharing...Have a bless weekend!!!

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