A Love of Reading

This month’s readaloud is Doña Flor, a tall tale about a giant lady with a giant heart. And since we are celebrating Valentine’s Day in a week, here are some other of my favorite picture books to share on the theme of love—that is the nitty gritty kind of sacrificial love, not the sappy, soppy stuff of Hollywood.

“Love is not how you feel, it is what you DO!” Madeleine L’Engle

They are ALL available on my site, as either readalouds or storycasts.

Amos and Boris

Love between two very unlikely friends—a mountain of a whale and a mote of a mouse!

Amos and Boris

The Lion’s Whiskers

Love between a stepmother and her stepson

The Lion

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Love that brings a lonely man into community!  A perfect tale to show children how to deal with disappointment. Always a hit at story time!

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

The Good Stepmother

Love between father and daughter and love between child and potential stepmother. This story offers a very clever test of love from a child’s perspective. My daughter used to beg for this story over and over; I began to wonder if she secretly craved a stepmother over ME!!!

The Good Stepmother

For the Love of Autumn

Romantic love that is sparked by the mutual love for a cat called Autumn. Children ADORE this book. I think they enjoy getting an inside peek into the personal life of a teacher and seeing children as matchmakers!

For the Love of Autumn

Oh, and last but not least,

My books (sorry, not available as readalouds yet, only for purchase):

 

The Giant King

A Scottish tale of a lad who tames a fierce giant with love.

The Giant King

Happy Mamas

A lyrical ode to motherly love of animal and human mamas.

Happy Mamas

Here’s to a LOVE of reading!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

2017-08-28T11:20:45+00:00February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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