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Apples and Dreamers

Although there is a hint of snow on the ground, we are still officially in the throws of autumn and that means apples from the nearby orchard. Yellow delicious apples are the apples of choice in our home. I freeze them so we can enjoy fried apples and homemade biscuits through the winter months, and I make apple butter to give as gifts at Christmas. This past weekend found me making one last batch of apple butter, and boy did the house smell delicious!

So the book I found at my local library titled, Fall Apple Fun, seemed an appropriate reading choice. It is a book from Learner Books and has a link on the back cover which leads to free educational resources. This book would be perfect as a classroom addition for both public and homeschoolers as it clearly explains everything from how apples grow, how they are pollinated, and uses for apples.

Lately I've also been busy working to attain my literary dreams which include finding an agent to represent me and selling the manuscripts I've been working so hard to polish. And polishing is what I've been doing with the invaluable help of my wonderful critique partners. Continually reading also helps. So this happy dreamer eagerly grabbed a book from my pile by the estimable Peter H. Reynolds titled, Happy Dreamer.

Happy Dreamer is a book encouraging children to dream. Something that the world often tries to squelch with it's orders to sit still and be quiet. But my favorite part of the book is the double spread that folds out to make a large four page type poster showing all types of dreamers. Night dreamers. Day dreamers. Team dreamers. And many more...

I hope you enjoyed a brief glimpse into my week as well as my foray into the kidlit world. I also hope to see you here again next Monday.

Wishes for a week full of wonder!


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