The Ordinary Princess was one of my favorite books growing up. This book is well loved, as you can see from the picture. It has been read dozens of times by me to many friends and family! As with many fairy tales, this story begins with a fairy ‘gift’ bestowed upon Her Serene and Royal Highness, the Princess Amethyst Alexandra Augusta Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne of Phantasmorania, also known as Amy.
Given to me by a good friend many years ago, Meredith, the Witch Who Wasn’t, still remains one of my favorites. It is a fun, uplifting Halloween story with themes of gifts, following your heart, and acceptance. Readers can enjoy this book any time throughout the year. As the title suggests, Meredith was a witch who…continue reading
from goodreads: In the Valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Minli’s mother, tired of their poor life, chides him for filling her head…continue reading
I found this on pinterest, and thought it would be fun to share. These books would be perfect to snuggle up with by the fire and read aloud with a child. Check the list out here. Beat the winter blues with a good book!
from goodreads: One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving. My taste in picture books has changed over the years. I used to like long picture books with details pictures, but now I love simple…continue reading
from goodreads: In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl’s day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee’s illustrations, in just two shades of watercolor, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter. I checked this book in at the library, and just had…continue reading
From goodreads: Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother’s room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set…continue reading
From amazon: Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle’s mother has disappeared. While tracing her steps on a car trip from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, Sal tells a story to pass the time about a friend named Phoebe Winterbottom whose mother vanished and who received secret messages after her disappearance. One of them read, “Don’t…continue reading
From goodreads:In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty . . . who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the ThunderClan cats are in…continue reading
From goodreads: There are lots of children on Hill Street, but no little girls Betsy’s age. So when a new family moves into the house across the street, Betsy hopes they will have a little girl she can play with. Sure enough, they do–a little girl named Tacy. And from the moment they meet at…continue reading