Final Friday Family Faves: March 2016

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our family favorite reads of March. While I hope you love some of our picks as much as we do, I am mutually encouraging us not to choose the good over the best this Easter season. While some of our favorite books are pretty amazing, no book can come close to the Bible. If you have not read the Easter story with your family yet this Holy Week, please take a moment and celebrate God’s Word from John 17-21 before continuing this post.

apple-256263_1280 copyHunter (Daddy) is a big fan of Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. Hunter notes that while the author does not share his worldview, he has been inspired in his own engineering pursuits through the amazing scientific discoveries of Einstein.

Leslie (Mommy) loves it when she finds a surprise hit like Play to the Angel by Maurine F. Dahlberg. While strolling through the children’s section of the  library with my toddler, I was drawn to this book by its cover and mysterious title. After a few pages, I was hooked on this Holocaust read that is appropriate for older children. A new author to me, I am eager to check out Dalberg’s other books.
Archie (8) found My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George just as enthralling as my fifth-grade self. I have many pleasant memories of my beloved teacher reading this story of rugged adventure to our class each day after lunch. The male protagonist exudes live-off-the-land resourcefulness on every page!
Grace (6) chose an old-standby this month with The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The most read and reread series in our house is hands-down the Berenstain Bears. I particularly like this book because it packs two important lessons into one tale: gratitude and not being afraid of weather events.
Grant (23 months) discovered that Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boyton is an adorable little verse! Grant, normally a baby of few words, loves to point and say “puppy” whenever we see one of the furry creatures (no matter how large or old), so it’s no wonder he is drawn to this book.

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Now it’s your turn! Please share about your family’s favorite books in the comments!

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3 Responses to Final Friday Family Faves: March 2016

  1. Great post! Sharing on Twitter & FB. Easter Blessings to you and your family, Leslie. <3

  2. Great list of good reads!

    I remember reading the Berenstein Bears books to my children, but I don’t think I remember that one. I will have to get that for my granddaughter, along with the adorable sounding book you mentioned, “Snuggle Puppy”.

    You brought back such good memories of My Side of the Mountain. I had forgotten about that book!

    It was so fun to stop by here today! 🙂

  3. I always enjoy reading your family’s favorites for the month! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday last week. I’m sorry I’m late getting around!

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