September means it’s time to hit the books!
No month brings reading to mind quite like September. But why should textbooks get all the attention? Reading is essential for everyone, at every age, so here’s a quick list of good reads to ease you from sunny summer into breezy fall. As always, I highly recommend checking your local independent bookstore before resorting to an internet purchase!
Picture book: Dalia’s Wondrous Hair / El Maravilloso Cabello de Dalia by Laura Lacámara
This charming bilingual book tells the story of Dalia and what she does when she wakes one morning to find her hair has grown to towering lengths. Dalia chooses to embrace her whimsical circumstances by decorating her hair with the natural Cuban flora that surrounds her. Soon enough, her hair becomes a blossoming butterfly tree. Following this adorable story is a guide for how to create your own butterfly garden, as well as a glossary of plant and animal life native to Cuba. Both sweet and informative, this is a great picture book for any child interested in natural wonders. Ages 3+