We celebrated “Auntie’s Day” with stories and a craft at our Funday Sunday on July 27 at 2 p.m.
This 6th annual event is a day to thank, honor, and celebrate aunts in a child’s life, whether an Auntie by relation, Auntie by Choice or godmother, for everything she does for a child not-her-own.
Here are seven auntie stories to share.
Curl up, get cozy, and read!
|The Aunts Go Marching
By Maurie Manning
JUV E MANNING
Dressed in raincoats and carrying umbrellas, a platoon of aunts march through the rainy city streets led by a little girl with a drum in this cumulative rhyme.
|What Aunts Do Best; What Uncles Do Best
By Laura Joffe Numeroff
JUV E NUMEROFF
Read one way, this book describes all the wonderful things aunts do, and when turned over, it depicts why uncles are special.
|Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table
By Vanessa Newton
JUV E NEWTON
An extended family gathers for Sunday dinner, but the food grows cold as Auntie Mabel's prayer encompasses everything and everyone in sight.
|Tìa Isa Wants a Car
By Meg Medina
JUV E MEDINA
Tia Isa and her niece try to save enough money to buy a car to take the whole family to the beach.
Also available in Spanish Tía Isa Quiere un Carro
By Elise Primavera
JUV E PRIMAVERA
When her eccentric Auntie Claus leaves for her annual business trip, Sophie stows away in her luggage, travels with her to the North Pole, and discovers that her aunt is really Santa's sister and helper.
|Happy Like Soccer
By Maribeth Boelts
JUV E BOELTS
For soccer games Sierra rides a bus out of the city to fields that are nicer than the "lot" in her neighborhood, but so her auntie can be at her last game, she asks Coach Marco if the team might play in her neighborhood on a day her aunt does not work.
By Ethel Footman Smothers
JUV E SMOTHERS
Although at first Tokee is unhappy having to spend the day with her old-fashioned Auntee Edna, she soon discovers her aunt is full of good ideas for fun, from baking teacakes to putting paper rollers in their hair.