When I was your age, television was called books.

   cheek pinching Grandpa from The Princess Bride

We've chosen to have books in almost every room so that we can pick one out and plop down and read just about anywhere. It's worked so far. The girls choose to read over many other kinds of entertainment.

It is a great one to start with for many reasons. First, Wilbur's young and innocent character is right in line with a 4 - 6 year old's mind and he asks the questions and learns about life...

          Poems by Shel Silverstein

        Whimsical and imaginative. We love reading these one after another over and over.  Drawings are clever too.

        A Reading List For Kids Ages 5 - 12

        What qualifies as food?  After reading a couple books by journalist Michael Pollan, I have been moved to re-consider how I think about food.  Habits are changing. Although I would say that a lot of his thinking was similar to my own or at least to my instincts about food, eating, shopping, eating, growing, eating, meal planning, eating, harvesting, eating...In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma