I have always wanted to be one of those Aunt’s where the nieces and nephews could be dropped off for a weekend of fun. I am proud to say that dream has come true since I have been lucky enough to be housed [while I write my novel(s)] by my sister and her husband. I get to be a part of the lives of my nieces, Lux and Poppy, as well as be the provider of care for when my sister and brother-in-law take trips for their jobs.
So this week I find myself spending the majority of my time taking care of my lovely nieces. Since they out number me two-to-one, I find myself too exhausted to read after putting them to bed. Luckily enough they both love books and I get to read them a bunch before they fall asleep which still gives me a sense of literary fulfillment.
Our favourite reads include, but are not limited to:
Little People Big Dreams
My sister is all about collecting this whole set and I of course have a personal copy of the maven of mystery herself: Agatha Christie! They are the perfect reads for a great introduction to the lives of these amazingly empowering women.
That’s Not My…
My youngest nieces absolutely loves these texture based books. She will be trying so hard to keep her eyes open and her cute fingers up long enough to find out whichever animal is actually hers. My personal favourite is That’s Not My Unicorn.
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
As my sister is a fashion blogger kaitbos.com, I can see that this book was a buy close to her heart. This book is a recent addition to their collection and it is absolutely stunning. Being a biography of Elsa Schiaparelli’s life it is a great tie in with the strong women of Little People Big Dreams.
Last, but not least we have a Look and Find Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol is big in a lot of households and my eldest niece still loves it very much, but it is become a new love for my youngest niece who calls Rubble: Rubba! It is so cute and it makes me smile every time I hear her say it.
These are just a few of the amazing books that line the three shelves and fill the two baskets in their room. As an avid reader myself, I whole heartedly enjoy seeing their love of books continue to bloom.
What are some of your favourite childhood stories or those loved by the little ones in your lives?
I shall leave you here dear readers as I am exhausted and I wish you a very happy Wednesday!
Postscript: Morris the Moose was definitely a favourite of mine!