I’ve been searching for feathers on book covers all week, which has felt a little like a scavenger hunt. Here are four I plan to read in June…
Confession: I’ve been choosing books that fit this month’s FEATHER theme and work for my June bingo board. Are you playing along with our Summer Reading Bingo Challenge?
The first Saturday in June is #NationalPrairieDay, and what better series to feature than the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Naturally, we have the series on our shelves at home, somewhat battered by much reading. It didn’t take long to find something to complement this month’s theme, which is FEATHERS. In Little Town on the Prairie, there’s a scene in which the Ingalls girls try to rescue some of their corn crop from a flock of hungry blackbirds.
Illustrated by Garth Williams
The blackbirds were so thick now that between the corn rows their wings beat rough against Laura’s arms and battered her sunbonnet. She felt sharp little blows on her head, and Carrie cried out that the birds were pecking her. They seemed to feel that the corn was theirs, and to be fighting for it. They rose up harsh at Laura’s face and Carrie’s, and flew scolding and pecking at their sunbonnets.
Little Town on the Prairie, “Blackbirds”
Laura Ingalls Wilder
While those pesky birds ruin a goodly portion of the Ingalls crop, they get their revenge…
“Well, I’ll be switched!” said Pa …. They all agreed that blackbird pie was even better than chicken pie.
May 15 is #NationalChocolateChipDay
I was surprised how many books I have with “chocolate” in the title. What other MG reads can you think to add to my collection?
I’ve been scouting out delicious books for this month’s #MGCarousel theme. Here are a few of my finds.
April 18 is #NationalAnimalCrackerDay
When I was little, I loved the little red circus-themed boxes of animal crackers sold by Nabisco. So naturally, I hunted down circus-themed titles on my bookshelf. Continue reading “National Animal Cracker Day”