Joyful Animal Books

A beautiful cat climbed fences and dodged screaming kids to enter the library seven times on a cold February day. Three months later she needed a home – and was pregnant. So we are a cat family now, drawn to all things feline. Around that same time, I found Dianna Wilson Sirkovsky’s book, James’ ReadingContinue reading “Joyful Animal Books”

I can’t wait until…

How often do we hear that?  “I can’t wait until…” followed by an upcoming event that is going to make everything better. Instead of waiting for future happiness, let’s follow the advice of Julie Berry in Happy Right Now.  What would life be like if we didn’t procrastinate joy?   The book begins with a young girl claiming she will beContinue reading “I can’t wait until…”

Goodbye 2019-2020

Schools often celebrate their annual ending with field day, assemblies, graduations, and parties – a two-week conclusionary hurrah.  With or without the celebrations, it’s time to say goodbye.  Highlighting books that include sentimental hopes for future endeavors feels like a good way to close out this school year – books that substitute for the yearbookContinue reading “Goodbye 2019-2020”