Grandbooking Turns 1!
Sending gratitude and a virtual slice of cake to my followers, supporters, readers, commenters, lurkers, sharers, retweeters and friends. You know who you are. Welcome, if this is the first time you’ve visited. Thanks to the loyal and the curious in 55 countries strewn around the world. You’ve all been part of my blogging journey…You’re all grand in my book!
My most viewed post (by far) has turned out to be the one detailing a personal project I undertook for my community: There’s a New Library in Town. Together with Little Free Library—Chapter 2 and Little Free Library Comes to Sunset Park, these posts tell the story of how I became interested and involved in this global literacy campaign.
True to form, I thought I would suggest a few children’s books that fit with the spirit of celebrating my blogoversary. After all, the traditional present for first anniversaries is paper (although some of you read books on your personal tech devices).
Happy Birthday to You! is Dr. Seuss’ delightful classic for all ages that reminds us that birthdays are meant to be celebrated because Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake by Debra Frasier invites children to think about another year passing from a scientific perspective: We’re riding the Earth in a great spinning circle around the Sun, from your birthday to your next birthday….but concludes with a cake recipe to sweeten the lesson.
In The Secret Birthday Message by Eric Carle with its vivid, eye-catching illustrations, a birthday child wakes up to a secret message and then is led through all the clues to discover the surprise gift – totally enchanting for a child.
Finally, good wishes go out to a little friend of mine, Lorena, who is celebrating a special day.