Books We Love

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. –Marcel Proust

Books, books. Our shelves are heavy with books and we don’t mind it one bit. I am not even talking about Evan’s and my books, which are in storage, but the kids’ books. Shelves upon shelves full of books ranging from the classics like Goodnight Moon to more rare books like Pancakes with Findus. I love most children’s books but there are some that stand out. Rosie Revere, Engineer, a gift from good friends of ours, is a recent addition has become a favorite at home. It is beautifully illustrated and tells a wonderful story about a girl who embraces her love of engineering. Besides teaching all children that trial and error are a necessity for big successes, that innovation is a natural byproduct of failure, it shows girls that engineering is a field they can participate in. That message in itself is important enough.

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