Tag Archives: children’s books

my kind of week…

14 May

[Cue slightly out of tune, jolly voice]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

No I’m not anticipating Christmas and snowy landscapes (it just finally warmed up here in Iowa for Pete’s sake!)










It just might be my favorite week of the year! I fully admit, I’m acting like a kid at Christmas. I can barely contain my excitement and want to spend part of my day bouncing up and down and squealing with delight…pausing now and then to read!

Clearly, I love books for children! I really do! I want to read them…all of them. I want to write them. I want my kids to want to read and write them.

So I am, of course, all for a week that celebrates all that is wonderful about the world of children’s literature.

Today I wanted to make sure you knew this important week was happening. I just want to get you excited! I’ll be spending the rest of the week sharing some book reviews on recent reads (or listens–have you discovered books on tape in your car with the kiddos yet?!) here at the Giorgio household.

But please don’t contain your excitement! Share what you are reading, loved to read as a kid or would like to read in the near future. For that matter, I would recommend that in honor of Children’s Book Week (which runs now through May 19th, by the way) that you pick up a copy of your favorite book from your childhood. Picture book, chapter book. young adult romance. Whatever it was. Pick it up and read it again. I PROMISE you’ll be as delighted this time through as you were the first time you read it.

See you tomorrow…

book art

10 Mar

Ok so I may be late coming to this party, but yesterday I discovered Jane Mount’sIdeal Bookshelf” project. And I am totally smitten!

If you haven’t already gathered I have an obsession with books…specifically books for children. So when I found Jane’s amazing and lovely creations featuring time-honored and beloved books I was hooked.

And the only reason I haven’t ordered one yet is because I can’t decide which I like best…

Mount also offers to create a custom painting of literally your ideal bookshelf…where you pick which books are included. Perhaps some day when I am rich and famous I’ll commission one. That is if I could even decide what books to include.

And p.s….just so you hold me accountable here. I am giving up chocolate (sigh!), pop and stress for Lent. Here we go!