Cooking with kids, making mud pies and going on nature rambles, dealing with death, fitting in, and turning the classic fairy tale on its head... we did it all in May and June, and below are our **faves!**
Playful parenting : an exciting new approach to raising children / Lawrence J. Cohen
Mama Zen: Walking the crooked path of motherhood / Karen Maezen Miller **LOVE this one!
Goodbye, Mousie / by Robie H. Harris
The fall of Freddie the leaf : a story of life for all ages / Leo Buscaglia
Salad people and more real recipes : a new cookbook for preschoolers & up / Mollie Katzen**Fave
Pretend soup and other real recipes : a cookbook for preschoolers & up / M. Katzen & A. Henderson**Fave
Lifetimes : a beautiful way to explain death to children / Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen**Wonderful book
Little Mouse gets ready : a toon book / by Jeff Smith **3-yr old Erik giggled at this one
Buddha at bedtime : tales of love and wisdom for you to read with your child to enchant, enlighten, and inspire / Dharmachari Nagaraja**Madeline adores these stories and they all illustrate a great lesson
I love dirt! : 52 activities to... discover the wonders of nature / Jennifer Ward
Odd Velvet / by Mary E. Whitcomb
The princess knight / by Cornelia Funke
Cindy Ellen : a wild western Cinderella / by Susan Lowell **Spunky, fun story — this is a second check-out for us!
The Outspoken princess and the gentle knight / edited by Jack Zip **LOVE
The Toon treasury of classic children's comics / edited by Art Spiegelman & Françoise Mouly **A keeper!
Mama, is it summer yet? / Nikki McClure **A very sweet book
Max & Ruby. Summertime with Max & Ruby [videorecording] / Nelvana Limited
Max & Ruby. Super Max's cape [videorecording] / [presented by] Treehouse