Thankful for Books
To start off this month that celebrates thankfulness, I’d like to share the title of some of my absolutely favorite books—those I’ve read again and again. Please do share your favorites as well!
When Moon Fell Down, by Linda Smith, illustrated by Kathryn Brown
A delightful story of Moon and Cow and really fun to read it in its verse. I especially enjoy taking on the farmer’s voice. My favorite line is, oh, it’s so hard to choose! Here, how about this one:
“Moon didn’t know a horse had knees,
But things were strangely sideways now.”
The Wild Girl, written and illustrated by Chris Wormell
A bit sad and lonely story, but it has a sweet ending. And any story about a girl and her dog, well, it’s an automatic favorite, right? I don’t know that I have a favorite line so much as a favorite illustration—that’d be the one on the very last page. You’ll have to pick up a copy and see for yourself!
White Fang, by Jack London
This is a treasure—my first introduction to Jack London’s work and a gripping story of a wolf-dog and his travails.
Frosty: A Raccoon to Remember, by Harriett E. Weaver
This one is dear to my heart and a true story that will have you laughing and crying. I read it on my own and together with my mom. It still comes up in conversations and today, there are so many raccoons and their antics to bless our lives through Instagram and Facebook—I highly recommend this lovely story. There is the lonely, heart-wrenching truth of an animal returning to the wild, but still, definitely worth reading.
On a Pale Horse, by Piers Anthony
I slipped this one off my shelves because it is a good story, but I label it as a favorite because it changed my understanding of death and the afterlife.
Tell me some of your favorites so I can add them to my reading list!
Next week, I’ll share another audio story so stay tuned!