So, I wonder, did you know that this is Children's Book Week? (Who does come up with all these recognition weeks? I'm thinking we are due for a "National Blogger Appreciation Day".)
In all seriousness, this week, May 10-16, is Children's Book Week. Since 1919, Children's Book Week has been celebrated nationally in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs, private homes -- any place where there are children and books. In the 1940s, the Children's Books Council assumed responsibility for administering this week - which now also includes writing contests, awards, and events.
To show my support (and because I love, love, love children's books), this entire week on Maine-ly Home will be devoted to talking about children's books in some fashion or another.
I'm a Maine-r. Or, at least I like to think I am. True locals will argue differently simply because I wasn't born in Maine -- I'm "from away" they say. Whatever. It is crystal clear to me that I was born to live in Maine. Here's the catch. I fell in love with someone who really is "from away". So, I spend big chunks of time in a place very far from where I call home. But, I'm trying to bloom where planted, as they say. I'm trying to foster a simple (or at least a little simpler than some), reasonably wholesome and creative life for my family whether we're here or there. And, well, since you stopped here at my blog, you get to explore this craziness with me.