I'm taking a page from Elizabeth Foss' blog (see her sidebar) and keeping a special pile of books on the end table near the place where we have been gathering for bedtime prayers each night since the beginning of the O Antiphons (December 17th). All of my readers like to have something to read from and so I've started gathering a lot of book-titles-of-interest for them to choose selections from. All I need now is a real-life basket to stash them in. Oh, and I should mention that Gus needs a little bit of encouragement to read whereas the three girls (Kate doesn't read yet) are always eager to read even if they are sometimes too quiet for us to hear them.
We just finished with Saints for Young Readers for Every Day (Pauline Books and Media) Volume 2 and need to purchase Volume 1 for the first half of the year).
Here are the others currently in the line-up:
Garden of Virtues: Planting Seeds of Goodness by Christina Keffler and Rebecca Donnelli (Thomas More Publishing)
Our Heavenly Mother: Signs of Our Blessed Mother's Love When the Queen of Heaven Appeared on Earth by Rev. Lawrence Lovasik (Catholic Book Publishing Co.)
Stories from the New Testament with Masterwork Paintings Inspired by the Stories (Simon and Schuster)
Old Testament Rhymes by Robert Hugh Benson (Neumann Press)
Catholic Bible Stories for Children by Ann Ball (Our Sunday Visitor)
Mary the Mother of Jesus by Tomie de Paola (Holiday House)
My Path to Heaven: A Young Person's Guide to the Faith by Geoffrey Bliss (Sophia Institute Press)
My Friends the Saints by Rev. Lawrence Lovasik (Catholic Book Publishing Company)
An Introduction to the Liturgical Year by Inos Biffi (Eerdmans)
O Holy Night: Masterworks of Christmas Poetry (Sophia Institute Press)
Flowers of Heaven: One Thousand Years of Christian Verse compiled by Joseph Pearce (Ignatius Press)