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Did you know that tomorrow is Book Lover’s Day?! Oh boy, I could get into that one. I live by the philosophy that you can never have too many books.
I love, love, love to read books. And if I don’t have time to read, I get an audio book for the car. I’m from the 70s when we were told over and over, “Reading is FUNdamental.” I would choose books over jewelry, chocolate or cute shoes. If that doesn’t express how much I love books, then you will never understand.
On our anniversary over the summer, James and I went to a bookstore after eating a nice dinner and I spent the whole time trying to convince him that we needed more books. Visions of the pile next to my bed that I haven’t read yet did pass through my head, but I pushed it out long enough to buy 2 more.
In addition to MY BOOK, here are a few that you might like for your library. These are kids’ books. Let’s not even talk about the amount of kids’ books I have. These are all from my friends at Thomas Nelson. They have a great selection of books for all ages!
For the little ones, this book, I Prayed for You is precious! It’s a hardcover book teaching them how much their mama prays for them.
For the 3-7 year old we love the Mercer Mayer books like, You Go First. We have had them around since my 25 year old was this age and I can still hear her sweet little voice “reading” the lines with me.
In age 8-12, my son absolutely loves his Nature Bible! He carries it around the house to read and to church and he’s so pound of it. Your young lady or gentleman will love it too.
And we can’t forget the teen in your life! Here’s one that will spark great discussion and thought in your teen and the entire family, Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door.
While they may each have their own books, studies show that reading aloud grooms them to read more on their own. Pick up any of these books and start reading as a family. Do some fun voices and make the words come to life for your kids. If you can show them what a joy reading is by reading out loud to them, they are more likely to love to read throughout their lives. It doesn’t even have to be a book that is targeted for their age range, just read. My 8 year old can listen to the teen books and the teens can hang out long enough to hear a shorter children’s story.
How will you spend this Saturday? Me, I will be in my hammock with a stack of books and not clock to tell me to stop reading.