Every Friday my mom, Wyatt, and I go to the library. It’s one of our favorite weekly traditions! The librarians and staff all know Wyatt, and one librarian has been the librarian there when I started going to the library at basically birth. Mom and Wyatt generally color while I choose my books, and then while my mom is looking, Wyatt and I are picking out his books. He chooses a few that we put on his library card, and then I also pick some as well that I want us to read. We are a family of readers and we generally fill up the wagon! And this upcoming Friday will be our last wagon Friday, as Wyatt gets a loaner wheelchair while we wait for his actual wheelchair to come in, which will be sometime around Thanksgiving. I will be thankful to have it, but now we will need to rethink how to carry all of our books.
This was last week’s haul. I bet you can guess what we are focusing on the next few weeks. Lol.
Let’s start with my mom’s books.
As you may guess, my mom is a bit of a history buff. I love history too, as my mom taught me to love it. And I am pretty sure I am passing that on to Wyatt as well.
And now my books.
It was a great month of reading for me honestly.
For Wyatt, we will just share his and my favorites.
Let’s start with Pip and Zip. This book was one of the first pandemic era books we have read, that discusses the pandemic. During lockdown the family in this book goes for walks (like we all did) and found duck eggs in the water. They raise them and free them and it was lovely story. Wyatt loves ducks so he loved that part; I liked the subtlety of acknowledging those first days of the pandemic – people in masks, the way the characters were drawn with a distance between them, without being super in your face. Plus, it was a neat look at what pandemic project this family had because this book is based on the author’s actual life. This was our favorite book.
Out of the others, Wyatt really enjoyed Lawrence in the Fall, A Very Big Fall, and Miss Turie’s Magic Creatures, which was really cute. It is also a good spooky season book that is not scary, so bonus for any kids out there who might get freaked out but still want seasonal books. I really enjoyed Moon Light, it was so beautiful, The Night Walk, and Ready for Pumpkins which was not only adorable but also covered the growing cycle of a pumpkin – through the eyes of a classroom guinea pig. Loved it.
I am sure Wyatt’s books will get more Halloween themed this month, as my kid loves Halloween. Just like me!