Homeplace by Anne Shelby is a wonderful book for teaching children about ancestors and how their lives intertwine with our own decades or even hundreds of years later.
The story starts a grandmother telling her grand-daughter, “Your great-great-great-great-grandpa build this house.” She then goes on to tell her grand-daughter about the different generations who lived in the house, how they changed the house, what they did around the house, and how the next baby grew up. The gorgeous illustrations provide many additional details about the story and the times in which each generation lives.
Homeplace is a beautiful cozy book. If you have a child who enjoys pouring over picture book illustrations, you’ll definitely want to add this one to your home library!
This is part of my A Month of Cozy Books series!