As I mentioned in my last Bookshelf Love post about our Library Book Shelves, we’ve been getting a lot of use out of our local library since we started “homeschooling” Benjamin. I thought I’d share some of our recent favorite library finds as well as some great links to posts on using the library that I’ve really enjoyed.
One great post is On Why I Stopped Taking My Children to the Library from Simple Homeschool. It expressed the same frustrations as a friend and reader recently mentioned in the comments the other day. When you have multiple children with you and they are drawn to the twaddle displayed everywhere, how do you use your library to borrow really excellent books? Sometimes the only thing to do is stop taking the kids with you. But before you resort to that, Molly Makes Do has a great post on how to get the most our of your library.
I try to always put our books on hold ahead of time (our library has a great online system and they will have your books ready for you at the circulation desk so you don’t have to drag all your books and all your children through the stacks.) Here’s some of our recent favorites that I want to add to our home library when we’ve saved up enough to buy some new books:
Assorted Picture Books:
The Donkey’s Dream by Barbara Helen Berger (I am in love with this story! It’s at the top of my list.)
Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett
Berlioz the Bear by Jan Brett
King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently
A Lot of Otters by Barbara Helen Berger
Alphabet Picture Books:
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
A Was an Apple Pie by Etienne Delessert
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Brett and Berger are also featured on my list:
Do you use your local library? What are some of your favorite recent finds?