The Gardener by Sarah Stewart: in this book a little girl proves that you don't have to have a large patch of earth to create a beautiful garden ~ very sweet story.
And the Good Brown Earth by Kathy Henderson: as Joe follows Gram into the garden he learns about all the different "times" that a garden has: digging time, thinking time, watching time, and more. This book was a great addition to our garden book basket.
Fun Reads and Kids' Choices:
Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells: cute Max & Ruby story, the money that Ruby has saved up to buy a gift for her Grandma is going fast, and she hasn't even bought Grandma's gift yet.
Miss Hunnicutt's Hat by Jeff Brumbeau: we discovered this fun book last spring, my kids think this book is hilarious. One thing to note: the back flap describes this book as a "...lesson in the value of tolerance". I really don't like the way that the word "tolerance" is the new catch-phrase in our culture. In my opinion, this book is simply a fun read about a woman who found that being different from her neighbors wasn't such a bad thing.
Thomas and the Shooting Star: my 2yo is a big fan of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Oodles of Animals by Lois Ehlert: wonderful illustrations and rhyming text ~ this would be a great addition to any animal study. We really enjoy looking at the illustrations in Ehlert's books.
Heron & Turtle by Valeri Gorbachev: cute story about the things that Heron & Turtle enjoy doing together
To see what others are reading, be sure to check out The Happy Housewife's Book Basket series. I discovered these books after reading other book basket posts...
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick: excellent story, I had a really hard time putting it down. I reserved the CD audio for my ds7.
Pete's a Pizza by William Steig: short, simple and very funny story.
The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman: my 5yo especially enjoyed this book about a family that has seven picky eaters.
Just for me:
Homeschooling at the Speed of Life: Balancing Home, School, and Family in the Real World by Marilyn Rockett: the subtitle says it all. I am just starting to read through this one.