I love stories. I love being transported to a world of the authors making. I love the pause it creates in my life and how I leave a story foggy-eyed and dreamy. This time of year is my favorite for stories, for curling up with a mug of something delicious and disappearing into a book.
Trouble is, there are not very many gaps for leisurely reading in my life these days and when I find a book I love, I have a hard time putting it down to do the work I “should” be doing. The other day I was doing a little Christmas shopping – looking for a book for a first grader I know – and ended up finding a shelf-worth of books that I want to read instead.
Children’s chapter books seem like the perfect solution — they’re quick but rich; full of nuanced characters, lessons, and adventure.
Here are a few that I’m going to look for at the library over the next few weeks (if you click on the picture, it will take you to Amazon for more details):
This one I just finished and LOVED. Loved :
What are you reading? I am always looking for good book recommendations — tell me your favorites in the comments.