Ever since I read Cay’s book "A Picture Perfect Childhood,"  I have fallen in love with many incredible picture books, which I never would have known about, had I not bought it this past year. Just take a look at my sidebar and you’ll see a few of our favorites from the past few months.

      Right now we’re reading about the Revolutionary War. We first got interested in this subject while reading about George Washington and by going to his boyhood home. The first book we read was George Washington’s Teeth. The kids really enjoyed this book and thought it was pretty funny. Unfortunately, poor Mr. Washington suffered a lot because of his teeth. The boys read George Washington’s Breakfast on their own, and Joseph wants to make hoe cakes for breakfast. The recipe actually sounds very good. I can’t wait to make them. I’ll have to read this to Angela sometime before I take it back to the library.

      Last week we read Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George? , Who’s That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?, and Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?, the latter being my favorite of the three. The illustrations are very cute. These were all written by Jean Fritz. This week we’re going to read The Hatmaker’s Sign, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? and Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?. I’m sure we’re going to enjoy the last two as much as the other Jean Fritz books.

      I also got a chapter book for the boys called Mr Revere and I. Last year Joseph read Ben and Me, and he loved it. I think they’re going to enjoy this one as well. I’m looking forward to reading a few other picture books, like Samuel’s Choice, Sleds on Boston Common: A Story from the American Revolution, Katie’s Trunk, They Called Her Molly Pitcher and When Washington Crossed the Delaware.

I’m sure there are many great books out there on this topic and I would love to hear about them. Feel free to email me if you have any suggestions.