We hope you had an enjoyable weekend celebrating Passover, Easter, or a simple weekend at home with family and friends. My kids’ spring break from school doesn’t always coincide with Easter, but it does this year. We’re taking a little road trip, which means packing a few books to read. Obviously, I’ll be doing the driving, but I still have a few books tucked in my bag to read at bedtime.
Savvy Sassy Book Picks
This month’s picks don’t follow much of a theme, to be completely honest. Sometimes you just pick up a book because you read a quick review or love the cover. I absolutely believe in letting my kids read what they choose — even when it’s not something I’d pick for them. They see me reading a wide variety of books, and I always try to encourage them to pick up books that catch their eye.
Book recommendation for moms
Nothing says “road trip with the kids” like a steamy noir novel. Sunburn by Laura Lippman tells a story of an unexpected love affair, a dead body, and an entire lifetime of secrets crammed into one summer. Dark and compelling, this one’s definitely going in my bag — unless, of course, I stay up too late reading it the night before we leave. The suspense and twists might keep me up at night, but I never sleep that well in hotel rooms anyway.
Book pick for independent readers
Graphic novels can be the perfect inroad for reluctant readers. Kids will relate to Nick the Sidekick — a superhero’s sidekick who does tons of work for zero recognition. A little bit silly with a lot of action, Dave Whamond’s graphic novel will make kids laugh — and keep turning the pages for more of the story.
A picture book to help start a conversation about Earth Day
Kids love watching trucks. Whether kids stare at garbage and recycling trucks out of their front windows or crane their necks to look at construction sites, trucks draw their attention. The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler expertly draws kids into this story with that fascination. The diggers go to work in the dirt each day, until one of them finds something that might change everything. With Earth Day celebrations happening all month long, this book allows parents to talk with young kids about the environment.