Monday, April 12, 2010

en los libros...

When I was little I would listen to a record called Cri Cri. There was a song on it that went...

En los libros hallaras, el tesoro del saber,
Para ti todo sera, si aprendes a leer...


Which translates to:
In the books you'll find, the treasure of knowing,
For you everything will be, if you learn to read...

How lovely is that? I have always loved books. My mom used to read endlessly to me, and I don't actually remember learning to read; I just remember being able to read before I started school. My mom jokes, that I would still be calling her into the bathroom so that she could wipe, as I read novels on the toilet. Hmmmm... well I still love books just as much. Our house is quite full of them, plus being a librarian we get first dibs at all the new books (not to mention access when the library is closed to the public), pretty good perks I think, as do the boys.

Well, I know I kind of rambled on a bit there, and all I really wanted to say was that I remembered that sweet song about books. We have been very under the weather here for over two weeks. First Jonas with his teething, then my big boys with sinus infections and tonsillitis, and now me. It is so very miserable, but we have had a lot of time for reading, here are some that we have been enjoying...


For our window birdwatching, this is a great reference book. Not only are the pictures and descriptions good, but the bird calls are especially helpful.


A good adventure book. Eoghan is addicted to Moomins, he wanted to start this over as soon as we finished it (this happened with the last Moomin book as well). I would say seven and up for this series.


We just have to know everything about Moomins. In case you were wondering, they are trolls (but not the ugly hairy kind that come out at night), Moomins are smooth, have tails, and love sunshine. They live in the Finnish forests.


And this book is a favorite now when Spring arrives, all about the innocent adventures of Tiptoes Lightly, Pinecone and Pepperpot, and other sweet characters.

I have been enjoying the knitting from this book: Homespun Handknit , an oldie but a goodie for hats.

Oh, and since it's National Poetry Month, this is one of our favorites...

3 comments:

Julie said...

found your blog from Sara's (farmama), what great book recommendations... We'll have to find those :) Enjoy your week!

Herbal Tonya here said...

just recently found your blog and am really enjoying it. I am also a homeschooling (grade1) etsy crafting mama living in Massachhusetts.

I am especially enjoying your book comments as it seems that we have very similar taste in books

We are planning a trip to Alaska next may to go the the Gathering of the 13 Indigenous grandmothers in Ankorage and then on to Bethel.

Many Blessings,
Tony(a)
http://plantinggreendreams.wordpress.com/

Queen of the Butterfly Ball said...

Oh I too just found your blog from farmama! We love CriCri around here! It is rarer to hear of him mentioned "these days". My boys have one of his "records" on CD that they listen to all the time. He was my husband's favorite childhood artist!
Rachel