I want to read books with my son that expose him to history and the men and women who changed it. I want to feed his curiosity about time past and help him understand bygone eras. Luckily, there are a slew of fantastic options available to do precisely that.
Choosing books this month was easy -- I picked the books that make me happy. These are stories that I can read until my eyes pop out of my head, with moments that make me laugh out loud, and messages that make me smile before I've opened the cover.
Here are some books that celebrate the trouble we all have fitting in sometimes. From monsters to farm animals to utensils, it never hurts to remember that just because something is different, that doesn't mean it isn't wonderful.
Growing up takes forever, and yet somehow we all do. But thanks to Beverly Cleary, we can go back and visit a place where there's a friendly face in the neighborhood and mom or dad to give you a hug when you need one.