Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


How mesmerizing it is to look at a soap bubble, just a thin film of iridescent soapy water that somehow forms a sphere around nothing but air!  Blowing bubbles is such a carefree activity for children...I love watching their little outstretched hands trying to reach for the bubbles, barely floating up and out of their reach.  I love hearing their squeals of laughter, if they happen to touch one and watch it  - POP! - or better yet, land on those hands.

In our homeschooling years, I came across several books on the science of bubbles. There are also some cute picture books about counting bubbles and getting clean with them.  Blowing bubbles is just plain FUN for an afternoon in the backyard or at the park, at birthday parties, and of course, in the tub!

Picture Books:
CLIFFORD COUNTS BUBBLES by Norman Bridwell.  Clifford, the Big Red Dog counts bubbles.
BUBBLE, BUBBLE by Mercer Mayer.  A boy creates all kinds of animals with his magic bubble maker.
BUBBLES, BUBBLES by Kathi Appelt.  Bath-time bubbles!

POP!  A BOOK ABOUT BUBBLES by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. (Ages 4-6)  Delightful color photographs accompany a text full of facts about bubbles.  Also, a page of experiments and a recipe for bubbles.
BUBBLES RAINBOWS & WORMS by Sam Ed Brown.  Science Projects for Preschoolers.
THE UNBELIEVABLE BUBBLE BOOK by John Cassidy, David Stein. (Klutz Press) Comes with instructions for using the attached "Bubble Thing" to create six-foot rainbow bubbles!  All ages.

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