When I grow up…

What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you actually become a policeman, geologist, fireman, teacher, mom, or astronaut?  This month’s book list is all about childhood dreams and becoming adults who continue to grow and dream.    We are excited to bring you some new finds we know will become favorites in your home and/or classroom.

Some of my favorite books as a child were from the Childhood of Great American series.  I can still see the orange covers with black silhouettes, lined side by side in my classroom bookcase.  As I read through the entire series from left to right, I came to believe that if the children in those books could grow up to impact the world in their own unique way, then maybe so could I.

Read biographies to your children to show how those who work hard can do remarkable things.  Feel free to download the list below and take it with you as you visit your local library.  And don’t forget to  check in with us often here at FirefliesBlog as we review several of our absolute favorites this month.

One more thing… look what I recently found yesterday in an antique bookstore – one of my “one friends”.  I can’t wait to share it with my littles.

Download BOOKLIST .pdf



January Booklist


Our theme this month is SNOW!

We will be sharing all things white and cold and falling…aka snow.

Here’s the list to take to the library so that your home is filled with books to enjoy and explore.   Be sure to check back as Mary reviews some of her favorites from this list.



Christmas Tree Book List & Activities

Welcome to December and The Fireflies Blog!   We hope you enjoy each and every day of this special month as we deck the halls and curl up with great children’s books.   Our theme this month centers on the Christmas tree.   If you are following us on Heritage2Legacy, we will be asking you to think about a memory focused on your family tree.   Are you one of our FirefliesROCK painters???  You guessed it!  We’ll be painting a Christmas tree.   Who will you be giving your rock too?  Or maybe you will keep it as a Christmas ’17 treasure…perhaps starting a new tradition!

We can’t wait to introduce you to a couple new Christmas tree books this month – we will share discovered-delights along with old-favorites!

Below you will find the Fireflies” book list to download.

Merry Christmas with deep appreciation!
Deni, Gil, Mary, Rachel & Debbie



Download – take to the library – ENJOY!

PINTEREST Christmas Tree activities