Today I was Christmas shopping at the local bookstore. This is dangerous. I love reading SO much and I love giving the gift of books to my children and to anyone else who loves to read like I do!
Today I limited myself to shopping for my girls and my two youngest nephews. I walked circles around the children’s section, trying to narrow down my choices. For my four-year-old, I found a “Fancy Nancy” book which I’ve heard a lot about and which looks cute. Then my eye ventured over to the “intermediate” section (meaning for “intermediate” readers, not “beginner” readers, of which Annika is neither, mind you). My eye spied a “Charlotte’s Web” book and I thought that Annika might enjoy hearing that story since she loves the movie. I grabbed it and noticed a “Ramona” collection….oh, remember the “Ramona” books? I thought those books were so funny! I briefly considered getting those, but remembered that there might be some situations that would be work to explain to my four-year-old.
And then…behold….my glance fell upon one of my favorite books from girlhood: “Betsy & Tacy.” How I loved borrowing “Betsy and Tacy” books from the library! I remember reading them when I was quite young, so I figured that Annika might be up to listening to me read them to her. Tonight I googled “Betsy and Tacy” (because I’m random and nerdy like that) and found that there is a whole website and “society” dedicated to these books (other people/geeks must love this series as much as I do!). I wanted to share with any homeschool moms that have daughters that there is a page on the website specifically for teachers and librarians with reading guides and questions.
Oh, I can’t wait until Christmas! (No wonder I find no excitement in getting my own gifts anymore….I am way more excited about what my children are getting than anything I could possibly get!)