My school library was going to discard a bunch of books that the students hadn't checked out *in years* to make room for some new ones. The librarian put them in our faculty room to see if anyone wanted them. Imagine my delight when I spotted these beauties:
I understand why kids haven't checked these out in years. I really do. Because they are used to shiny. Modern. Glossy. They judge books by their covers. But so do I. And to me, these covers are BEEE - YOU- TEE - FUL. My colleagues had a good laugh at me because I was literally squealing with glee.
This one is my favorite:
Yes, it's a little dirty. Nothing a little Magic Eraser can't handle. Isn't it the cutest?
I love this one, too. I think I may frame it and hang it in Nathan's room.
I think this one may be the perfect bedtime story. And it's by Charlotte Zolotow, one of my all-time-favorite children's authors:
Modern-day illustrations in children's books are works of art, truly. But there is something so sweet and charming about these:
The best part, of course, is instilling my love of reading in my children. It's just a bonus that they also have my great taste in books. :)