I am proud to say that I am raising a couple of book worms. We love books at our house. Lots of books. There are books pretty much everywhere. They are my addiction and now they are the girls', too. And despite the shelves and bags and piles of books at home, we are avid users of the public library. We live by the philosophy that you can never have too many books, even if they're just borrowed.
Rachel was 3 when she began insisting on checking out "chapter books" from the library. Everyone else in the family read long, pictureless books so she wanted some, too. She did not want anyone to read these books to her. No way. They were for her to read by herself, 'cause she was Big. She has contined checking out "chapter books" every single library visit. She knows the location of the Magic Treehouse, Rainbow Fairy, and Junie B. Jones series. She frequently dismisses books because she has already "read" them. She carefully watches what Katherine checks out and then checks the same book out for herself later. She has recently branched out into new sections of the library because she wants "fatter" books. She is trying to convince Kate to follow her lead on this. She was especially pleased with today's pick - it's fat AND it has a sparkly horse on the cover. She knows Kate likes horses and she's just sure that her sister will be jealous!