Without having thought too much about it, I realize that I’ve been pretty actively strewing books in my kids’ paths lately. Not that they need help finding books that engage them, but a little extra, sneaky, non-pushy parental input never hurts.

Here’s a sampling of the books that have just happened to turn up recently — on the sofa, on the coffee table, on the CD player in my car, etc.:

Alex & Me, by Irene Pepperberg
Face Book, by Chuck Close
Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective, by Dan Waddell
Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide, by Jerry Beck
Rocks and Minerals, by Chris Pellant
Born Standing Up, by Steve Martin

How about you? What books are you hoping that your children might just happen to notice?