Celebrating Mom – 12 Books and a Craft

12 Picture Books that Celebrate Mom for Mother's Day and a Foil Flower Bouquet

Is there anything better in the whole wide world than a mama?

My mama is still my hero and I have never for a moment doubted her love for me. I believe my boys have never had any reason to doubt my love for them. Mamas rock. All of us. We have the proof in our little ones who still see us through the stars in their eyes.

May is the month for Mommies  Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us fast, so I just had to get together a list of books for you and your littles to celebrate the love only a mother and her child understands.

And this craft for you to do together?  It rocks.

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Jenny Wren – A Gentle Fostering

Jenny Wren from JourneyForth Books is a gentle middle grade novel about a young girl who desperately needs a home and the couple who give her one.

“The sudden perking sound of a tractor starting woke Jenny.  The first thing she saw was an airy curtain lifting lightly on an August morning breeze.”

So begins one of the most lyrical, gentle middle grade books I’ve ever read.

My favorite thing in the whole world (as you probably know) is sinking in to a truly good story and living there for a while.  And I must say, I got that and more with Jenny Wren by Dawn L. Watkins  from JourneyForth Publishing.

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The Andrews Family from Center for Lit Rock the HEAV Convention

Enter to Win a Family Registration to HEAV Homeschool Convention and Reading Roadmaps from Center for Lit

All right, my friends, settle in, because I have something very cool for you today.

As I mentioned in last week’s post, Center for Lit‘s amazing family members, Adam Andrews and his son Ian, are going to be speaking at the Home Educators Association of Virginia Convention June 8-10.   And I am totally going to be there.

You know what a crazy lit lady the Lit Mama is.  I can’t wait to attend these workshops.  Even better?  I got the chance to speak with Ian and ask him a few questions about his workshops and I’m even more stoked than I was last week.

But make sure you read All The Way To The Bottom, because I’m giving away a FREE FAMILY REGISTRATION to the HEAV Convention PLUS Center for Lit is giving away a FREE K-12 LITERARY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE: READING ROADMAPS to celebrate their participation!

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Taking Poetry Outside (and other ways to make it fun)

Books and ideas for celebrating National Poetry Month with kids

I love that National Poetry Month happens in spring.  One of my favorite things to do is take a book of poems out to my tree swing and enjoy beautiful words and beautiful weather together.

I don’t even care if it’s a book of poems for grownups or a book of poems for kids.  In fact, sometimes I prefer poetry for children.  It reminds me of how it felt to think like a little person.  Robert Louis Stevenson and A.A. Milne are excellent for that.

If I can get my boys to join me, all the better.

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