Friday, June 21, 2013

A book on Friday....

Friday is here!  Have you been looking forward to this day?  Has it been a busy week for you?

A couple of weeks ago I featured a local author of children's books.  Today will feature another book by the same author.

Libba Moore Gray is the author of "My Mama Had a Dancing Heart."  Raul Colon provided the wonderful illustrations. 

The "dancing heart" truly does live on as a daughter of the author, and now granddaughters, are well-respected dancers/choreographers for an area ballet company. 

Do you have favorite children's books on your shelves?  I find it very difficult to part with many of mine.  The Munchkins do enjoy reading them, too, so I am glad I still have them for when they visit.

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. That does sound like a great book. I love dancing too.
    Have a great weakend.

  2. that looks precious!!!

    Happy Summer!!!


  3. Those are such lovely illustrations! I have many books, but alas, the childhood ones are in storage, hidden away in a box somewhere. :-( These days, my special books are compilations of short stories, which I can easily read in just a few moments between chores. Have a wonderful Friday!

  4. Why would you ever part with them??? I can't part with the things from my kids childhood, or much of anything for that matter. I have a special collection of old Golden Books, that I started when my first child was born. Many children's books have been added over the years, for the grandchildren, but those old Golden Books remain tucked away, for safe keeping. My grandchildren aren't nearly as careful as my kids were.

  5. Thanks for sharing such a lovely book. The illustrations are beautiful.
    I have kept one book from my childhood. All the others, like my Nancy Drew collection, were passed on to my nieces long ago. I have never parted with my favorite childhood book which is Charlotte's Web. I will have to read it again sometime soon. I think I was 9 nine when I read it for the 1st time and it must have imoressed me a great deal or I would not have kept it with me for almost 50 years.
    I still believe that the hundreds of books I read between the ages of 9-12 were the best reads of my life. Books read at that age are wonderful because your imagination is at its peak, we have a overflowing enthusiasm for just about anything we do & life is filled with endless possibilities that we have no doubt we can make come true.

  6. What a sweet little book.
    I just bet lots of children enjoy listening and sharing it's story and messages.

  7. "My Mama Had a Dancing Heart". I love that title!

  8. hi Nellie, boy your gardens nice and green with lots of good things ripening. our peonies are just getting ready to bloom up here.
    im anxious for the cukes and tomatoes! we just had the last of the fresh asparagus so hopefully raspberries will be next! lots to look forward to in the summer! thanx so much for stopping by Nellie and your words of encouragement! enjoy your evening!

  9. Thanks for sharing this book. I'm always looking for good books for my granddaughters. I brought back three very nice ones from overseas. I can't remember all of the titles just now, but will let you know.
    The tomatoes are looking good. Looking forward to catching up with your posts while I was away.

  10. Nellie,
    This is another one of my favorite children's books! I have a lovely connection to the author through her sister, Suzanne. Suzanne was the first person who encouraged me to become a librarian and I will be eternally grateful to her for that suggestion!