As cuddle and cocoa and lap blanket time arrives, take a trip to the picture book section in your public library to read a few wise-beyond-their-age- group books.
We often get so deeply into adult fare that we don’t look back to appreciate the children’s books that line those lower shelves, probably near a fish tank and tiny bean bag chairs; maybe beside a puppet stage or a small, low table circled by tiny chairs.
Wander the shelves and pick random books, ask the librarian for suggestions, or look up the ALA (American Library Association) http://www/ala/alsc/awards-grants-nota/ncb for a list of notable children’s books of 2018.
OR…Look for these books and other books by these authors to get you started. They’ll impress you with their simple messages:
- Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein
- Imagine a Night by Sarah L. Thomson
- Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and Maria Frazee