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We all want our children to follow their dreams. I try and encourage my girls to reach for the stars through reading. The right books can take them on journeys in their mind to far away places or to places in the past or even dystopian future. I was an avid reader growing up and in the last 6 months I think that Big Sis at 9 has finally become a ferocious reader too! Here is my monthly Book Buddies round up of some awesome titles from Parragon Books.
I am LOVING the big push at encouraging girls to enjoy math and science that has really taken over the last few years. With 3 girls of my own I want them to grow up to be strong and independent women.
Dream You'll Be written by Joseph T. Garcia and illustrated by Kimberley Barnes is an inspirational storybook that encourages kids to imagine all the amazing things they could be someday. I would be so proud to have a daughter than becomes a scientist but it is cool to think of becoming a pirate too!
The next two books are from Parragon's new Stem Stars Series by Discovery. These women not only paved the way for future scientists but they also didn't let any obstacles deter them from following their dreams and making a difference!
STEM Stars Women Who Rocked Space is a inspiring book for any budding scientist who needs awesome women role models. Includes 19 awesome female explorers from the first woman astronomer, to the ladies known as computers, to a record-holding spacewalker. It does not get any more out of this world than this!
STEM Stars Who Rocked Medicine is a inspiring book for budding doctors or scientists who need awesome girl role models. The book includes 19 of the most awesome female scientists, inventors, and health-care providers who have dedicated their lives to healing the world! From the earliest female doctors, to pioneering geneticists, to amazing transplant surgeons! Girls will know no limits when reading these books!
For fun here is a new cookbook, Bountiful Bowls, that is FULL of healthy and colorful bowl meals.
There is a huge variety of bowl choices within including ones for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert! I am a HUGE fan of bowl meals so we have started cooking from this book once a week to change up our meal routine. So far the girls and husband love them!
My girls really do enjoy reading these books. Big Sis even enjoys cook books because she wants to learn how to cook...which is something she is learning from Dad as I sadly lack that skill. Encourage kids of all ages to reach for the stars and follow their dreams and it can all start in a book found on your bookshelf.