For those who read our blog regularly, you know that I have scheduled time each week with my different sets of grandchildren.
I have three book bags. One bag with board books that toddlers can’t destroy. That bag I give to the toddlers to occupy them while waiting for their turn to pick books. The next bag contains activity books and other books of preschool interest. The last bag has books with longer storylines or chapter books. Abby (10), Bethany (8), and Christina (6) usually pick the chapter book currently in the book bag for their reading time, and of course, all are welcome to sit and listen along.
We plan to begin sharing blog posts about top favorites from Grandma’s book bags in the coming months.
Here are two of my current favorites:
Train Man by Andrew Zimmerman & David Clemesha
This delightful board book is a favorite of Andrew (4) who loves trains.
Big brother in the book wants to be a train man when he grows up so this book follows him in his imaginary plans. He includes his little brother, letting him wear the train man hat and blow the whistle. We enjoy saying, “All aboard” at the appropriate places in the book.
The Gardner by Sarah Steward
Joseph and Elissa gave this book to me for Mother’s Day, and it is my top favorite. It is a longer story book with extremely imaginative illustrations. Every time we read it, we notice new details in the pictures. It is a story from the depression era of a little girl who has to go live with her uncle in the city for several months and the joy and transformations she brings in her new home.
Trusting in Jesus,
“The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found
in the way of righteousness.”