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weight of a word

Although many friends do their best to convince us, I give it small odds this family will ever cross that digital road to reading books on a screen. We get it. One can purchase novels quicker, travel lighter and save paper with the help of the nook, iPad and other devices, but hey, us Browns like the weight. And since we still loan books out fairly often, these come in handy….

Stamp activity kit from Yellow Owl Workshop makes it easy to customize a favorite novel

Bookplates from Jonathan Wright are striking and lovely

Rainbow Book Plates This Book Belongs To Labels Set of 15

And for your tweener who is craving books, how about this rainbow book plate?

However it’s presented, there is something about a book whose owner claims it’s theirs with a signature. It places a value which grows in time. This is how I feel when looking back at a Mother Goose book I cherished as a child. The backward E was part of my childhood along with this book.

So when Emmett’s school librarian gave him a bookplate attached to a Thank You Note, I smiled inside. His relationship with books has taken a turn and it’s time he claims his favorites…just in case his little sister decided to use it as a teething tool.