Abby is about as girly and dreamy as they come. Fairies, princesses, mermaids, unicorns (my childhood favorite!) and anything magical float her boat. In her words, she likes “pink and sparkles and rainbow things”.
This year feels important to me in terms of reading. So for Christmas I have decided to give her library an upgrade. It is pretty well stocked as it is, mostly with classics – Dr. Seuss, Madeline, Eloise – as well as several Charlie and Lola books and many early readers. Now that she developing strong tastes and preferences, I want to get books on subjects in which she has deep interest. I feel like this is a great way to get kids excited about books and reading. I hope to create a magical Christmas morning experience of opening a box full of beautiful and colorful books, picked specifically with her interests in mind. I want her to see the magic in books and thought this might be a good start.
I thought I’d talk about kid’s books from time to time over the next few weeks in case you have any girly girls on your holiday shopping list. Here are the books that I decided on for this year.
Princess and Fairy by Anna Pignataro
Mermaid Dance by Marjorie Hakala
Princesses of the World by Misstigri Katell Goyer
Claire and the Unicorn Happy Ever After by B.G. Hennessey
Mama, How Long Will You Love Me? by Anna Pignataro
The Tomtem by Astrid Lindgren
The Tomtem and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Lauren Child
The Yellow Tutu by Kirsten Bramsen
Princess Jessica Rescues a Prince by Jennifer Brooks
How Robin Saved Spring by Debbie Ouelette
The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall de Seve
The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies by Ammi-Joan Paquette
The Mice of Bistro des Sept Freres by Marie Le Tourneau
The Village of Basketeers by Lynda Gene Rymond
Finding Fairies: Secrets for Attracting Little People from Around the World by Michelle Roehm McCann
And from the Disney Fairies series (because oh, how Abby loves the Disney Fairies)
I’ll talk about them a bit as well as some of our current favorites in future posts.
Happy Friday! I hope you have a wonderful first weekend of December.