We are kind of in love with our librarians at this “new” library branch. We loved our librarians at the old house, don’t get me wrong, but these ones have definitely weaseled their way into our hearts. Case and point – there’s this adorable seasonal bin one of the children’s librarians puts together, and of course, we find the *best* things there.
This week, it was Flip, Float, Fly and Strega Nona’s Harvest, both perfect stories to read during planting season. Flip, Float, Fly talks about seeds and how they work, blowing dandelions, and the nature of sticker burrs and such. Strega Nona, of course, in Tomie dePaola typical fashion, covers not just gardening season – but an entire culture of a family and their village and what fresh vegetables can mean to people. (More typically, the nature of their rituals to ensure that they get an abundance of these fresh vegetables.)
Of course, when we’re not reading and planting ourselves… we’re out and about playing in creeks and inspecting the forest.