i love children's books.
when i find one with illustrations that pull me in i always feel like drawing.
they are just such a beautiful way to enjoy childhood.
i have great memories of reading with my kids.
annie is working hard to finish up something at school for points.
she has had all year to get points but now that it's the end of the year i am guessing there is
an ice cream party or something that has given her incentive to buckle down.
she has been reading each afternoon.
she is not really a sit down and read for an hour kind of girl usually.
that is ok.
i am not that kind of girl either... my dad wanted me to be so badly.
i thought i would share some of HER favorites today.
this is her stack she was working through that she carefully selected.
you can click on the link to find it on amazon.
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type ..... that duck is so funny!
Cowboy and Octopus .... very dry humor book but funny and has cool illustrations.
this was a book that Scott got during his preschool LOVE OF EAGLES phase.
he was obsessed with eagles for a few years.
i remember going to his classroom as the surprise guest and reading it to his whole class.
we love this pretty book.
Martha and Skits .... my dad gave us a whole collection of these books.
BEFORE they gave Martha a show on pbs.
my kids really liked these... all five of them.
Pirates Don't Change Diapers ..... my girls like these 2 pirate books but my boys loved them.
How I Became a Pirate..... and really David Shannon is a favorite of mine.
Too Tall Houses.... pretty book about friendship and competing. :)
Art & Max.... brillant book for anyone who likes art....super pretty!
Is Your Mama a Llama? .... i had this book memorized at one point.
so many years of reading it over and over.
who doesn't like a book with baby and mama animals?!
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas.... all Fancy Nancy books are loved by my little girls.
she has quite the obsession with fanciness.
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes .... annie's choice at the book fair.
Emma Kate .... BEAUTIFUL book.
Patricia Polacco is one of Talby's favorite authors.
she did a report on her once!
there is something adorable to me about llamas.
Anna Dewdney ties toddlers and llamsas together perfectly. :)
Annie loved these two llama mama books.... always loves to say "i've done that...."
on the tantrum page. ha ha ha
The Three Snow Bears Jan Brett is famous... everyone knows her books.
this one is the story of the three bears but drawn so lovely.
and my kids make silly voice for all of the bears and it's very funny.
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.... annie loves this one.
If You Take a Mouse to School... i loved this one...
the art and the thrill of going to school for little ones.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin but this one was our favorite to read as a family!
i have a moose voice that makes my kids crack up and i always use it he says
"do you have any old socks?" when he wants to make sock puppets.
love this book.
My Garden.... talby and annie love this one.
always.... EVERY TIME .... say "i wish our garden was like that"
Diary of a Spider ....cutest books!
i love every detail that is in these three Diary books.
I'm The Biggest Thing in the Ocean.... LOVE these two books!
that googly eyed octopus is very endearing and silly.
Yes Day!.... another book fair choice this year chosen because of our love of the grumpy book.
and all kids love the dream of a YES Day.
What Are You So Grumpy About?.... this is such a good one.
because kids get grumpy a LOT.
and this puts some wrods to their feelings in a funny way.
that was kind of a long list but it was fun for me to remember reading them all with my kids.
what are your favorite children's books?
i am sure everyone likes to find new great choices.
1.5 days till the half marathon!!!!!!!!