It’s February! How many books have you read this year? Don’t worry, there’s still time to set a goal. My goal for the year is fifty-two. When I set my goals for the year, I don’t really count all of the books that I read. I don’t count books that I read to the little girl that I nanny for. I don’t count books that I read with JustaBXgirl. I rarely count books that I read to review for you. That means that my goal of fifty-two has to be fifty-two books that I pick up just because. If you want to add your goal as a challenge on Goodreads, here’s the link. Anyway, now that I reminded you that you said you would read more this year, here are a few titles to pick up for you and your littles’ library.
Young Trailblazers – The Book of Black Inventors and Scientists – I’m a huge fan of M.J. Fievre. I’ve featured her titles a number of times in the past and will continue sharing them in the future. The quality and substance of anything she writes are exceptional. I love how she mixed well-known inventors and scientists with lesser-known ones. And when I say lesser-known, it is simply because we are not taught about them not because their contributions to society were lesser in any way. We will be using this book all year long as a homeschool resource. Even if you’re not a homeschooler, this is the type of title that belongs on your bookshelf to remember how brilliant people are called to share their gifts with the world.
One Bee Too Many – What happens when one day the hive discovers that there is one more bee than bedrooms? The bees go bonkers! They come up with a lot of ways to find out who the foreign bee is. Fortunately, they have a wise queen that comes up with a plan that doesn’t make any bee feel unwelcomed. Adults can learn a lot from this queen bee.
The Adventures of Lilly Nilly Pardon My French It’s the Language of Ballet – If your littles love Fancy Nancy they are going to go bananas over Lilly Nilly. She is a six-year-old ballet dancer that tells it how she sees it. The book has humor that will amuse both titles and their parents as Lilly ponders life and things like why don’t we wear bathing suits for carpools! We are looking forward to more of Lilly’s adventures in ballet (and life).
Resilient Black Girl – Told you, I love me some M.J. Fievre! My niece is graduating high school this year. That means that next year she will be heading off to college. I know that going to college was a major culture shock for me. There were so many ways that I doubted myself and a book like this would have helped so much. I’m planning to include this in her graduation gifts. It is crucial for us to prepare our girls to stand in their magic and power as we allow them to walk into the world without us. This book offers writing prompts, advice, and knowledge. Honestly, it is great for all ages because as I checked it out, I was called to do some of the exercises myself!
The Menopause Reset – Menopause isn’t spoken about much. At least it hasn’t been in my world. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t coming. Dr. Pelz wants to help us get through the change with grace and confidence. I’m forty-two years old. I’m excited to have a book like this on my shelf to help me prepare for the next stage of my life. It’s a great reminder that menopause is a normal part of life.