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Books are a huge part of our experience as a family and as homeschoolers.  I saw a wonderful quote this week over at One Hundred & 80 Days that says it almost perfectly –

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think interior decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” Anna Quindlen

It is only almost perfect since I do hope to pass on my interest in actual decorating to at least one of my girls. But, the point is, books are monumentally important around here.

Here are the treasures we are enjoying this week:

The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes

A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

I, Columbus: My Journal 1492-3 Edited by Peter and Connie Roop

Amerigo Vespucci by Nina Brown Baker

Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers

All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

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All the Places to Love

My kids love it when a book makes me cry.  Happy crying or sad crying – it makes no difference to them.  They are entertained.  “Look, Mom’s crying!” is definitely an announcement that turns heads while I am reading aloud.  And, I have to say that I love it when a book makes me cry.

All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated with paintings by Mike Wimmer is sweet, poignant, lovely and well – a crier.  At least for me.  My children seem to have hearts of steel.  Request this one from your library, curl up in a snuggly place with every child in your house who will let you, and have a good, cozy cry.

You won’t regret it.

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