Library trips are a weekly occurrence in this house. These kiddos love going to the library and truth be told, it is one of my favorite places as well. So, we decided to each pick some books that we really loved from the book stacks at the library each week and showcase them here.
Up first, Jeanette Winter's Henri's Scissors. She is one of my favorite authors because she has an amazing way to tell difficult stories. In this one, she tells the tale of an illness that rendered Henri Matisse bed ridden and unable to paint. Rather than focus on the lack of painting in his life, Henri reaches for his scissors and creates masterpieces with scissors and paper. The illustrations are simple and beautiful and compliments the story so well.
The second book, Paul Meets Bernadette, is the tale of a two fish who see life very differently. Paul is a straight forward thinker, where Bernadette is imaginative. Bernadette brings a new way of looking at ordinary things for Paul and believe me, you'll fall in love with not only the text, but the illustrations as well. The author also illustrated this book while her infant baby slept and it is hard not to appreciate the story as a mother seeing the world in a new, magical way like a child. Adored this book.
And for a chapter book, we recently finished Peter Nimble, a tale of adventure and love. This is a rich plot, driven by even richer characters, with love, suspense, and ethics all thrown in. One of our favorites so far. Each night, the girls were sad when the chapter ended and could not wait to see what happened next. Great for vocabulary building as well. I read this one with a dictionary by my side!
Anything you're reading or have read? Please comment below, we love to check out new books. Happy reading!