Seeker of Happiness

$12 Tote Bags and Some Happy Thoughts

Current Reads

Carrie ChapmanComment

If there is one good thing about this tiny, rural town I live in it would be the library. We spend a lot of time there and both the girls are getting to ages where they like to sit and listen to story sometimes and I like the cuddle time. I also like smelling their hair in between pages because I'm a creepy mom like that. But anyway, here are some of the books currently landing in my lap on the regular: 

1. Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty. We first met Ella Bella Ballerina during her adventure with Cinderella, so Georgia about lost her mind with excitement when I told her this one was about Sleeping Beauty. These books tell the story of the actual ballet and, being in ballet class, Georgia feels she can relate. I love this book because I was able to show Georgia that dance tells a story- something I don't think she quite grasps yet. Also, the book itself is HUGE and the pictures are gorgeous. 

2. Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie. Any book with one of my kids names in it must be checked out. This one came at a good time because I noticed that Georgia is having a harder and harder time telling the truth. She doesn't LIE exactly, but I see how much courage it takes for her to be honest. Each time we read this a little conversation about it would spark. 

3. Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? This is a Ruthie favorite. She LOVES Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? so when I saw this one I had to buy it for her. Ruth loves babies and for some reason she LOVES these books. I don't really get it, to be honest. Maybe it's the simplicity and the colors and the contrast in the art? Whatever. I don't question Eric Carle. 

4. Mix it Up. Pretty sure this book has been reviewed a million times and I know it's kind of trendy, but my kids can't get enough of it. Totally interactive and fun. It's the perfect book to read when the girls are too wiggly but focus on a story but I want them to settle down a bit. 

5. The Paper Bag Princess. Georgia is rediscovering this book and I'm so glad. We own it, but we checked out a "princess bag" from the library and this was featured. I always love showing Georgia stories of princesses who aren't wearing pretty dresses and who aren't waiting for their prince to save them. And this has like, the best ending of any princess book. 

There you have it! I haven't been doing too much personally reading lately but I do post what I read on instagram under #carriesreads if you're interested. I love talking books so feel free to comment with your favorites!