Images from my Goodreads shelf
The world is all weird and crazy right now, I know, but I’m trying to stay positive and keep looking for the good in all the bad. A lot of stuff is out of our control right now BUT we do have a lot in our control and we have to keep doing what we CAN do right now. For me? That’s continuing to reach for my reading goals! Here’s an update from the past two weeks of my favorite picture books!
- Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival: If you’ve been following my picture book posts, you’ll notice that Percival has made it into my favorites every time! He’s definitely one of my favorite authors at this point. I can’t wait to delve more into his work. This one is about embracing the perfectly, quirky, wonderful things that make you unique!
- Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex: My goodness! This book is so important for children when learning about facts and opinions. Rex makes this book interactive and fun to learn the difference and why it’s so important to know that difference.
- That’s Life! By Ame Dyckman (Author) & Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator): This is another positive book to help children understand how life is fun, amazing, scary, terrible, and all sorts of other adjectives. The artwork is adorable and provides a great visual for children.
- The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Dalai Lama (Author) & Bao Luu (Illustrator): This book was recently published and I loved how the message was so honest and uplifting. This is somewhat autobiographical of the Dalai Lama but it is also a strong message of building compassion through small acts. Truly a wonderful story for people of all ages.
Have you read any interesting picture books during your quarantine? I’d love to hear about them if you are willing to share. Message me here on Tumblr, on my Instagram, or on Goodreads! Hope to hear from you soon and be safe out there readers. <3
A deep awareness of the goodness of human beings, that they are essentially kind, helpful, and gentle, can give us courage and hope. On a personal level too, such a vision of our basic nature can help promote a greater sense of well-being and connectedness with others.
— Dalaï Lama
Ask yourself, what am I doing about my anger, my attachment, my pride, my jealousy? These are the things we should check in our daily lives.“
— Dalai Lama
I thought Dalai Lama is one of the most scientific religious people in this world, but is narrow-minded as all religious people :D
Sometimes we feel we can’t do much by ourselves, but humanity is made up of individuals; we can make a difference. As individuals we can influence our own families. Our families can shape our communities and our communities form our nations. Together we can make a better world.
— Dalaï Lama