Wednesday, November 17, 2010

our love for books

Apparently last week was really busy and I was really tired, because I didn't post even once. Even when things are busy and I'm tired, I like to write. People often ask me how I find time to blog. Honestly, it doesn't take me long, but I also try (which has been tough lately) to find time because it's an outlet for me. Everyone has outlets, this is one of mine. I enjoy it. Now on to other things. . .

I do feel like lately I have less time to think, but more time to think as well. Less time when I need it, but more time (like during late night feedings) when I probably shouldn't be thinking. Anyway, last night's bottle led me to reflect on our boys' favorite books. I was looking around Miles' room in the dark and remembering books we read to Luke and Charlie when they were babies. I started thinking about their current favorites at 2.5 and 5 and all of the ones in between. I thought, I should blog about this to share ideas with you all as we are approaching Christmas. Plus, I will have these on record for my kiddos one day! Some of our favorite gifts to give and receive are books. Reading together is one of our most exciting activities----it leads to questions and imaginations. Here are a just a few of our favorites over the years. A lot of these float between age level categories. Also, I left some of the classics off the list, because I figured most people have Goonight Moon, The Very Hungry Catepillar, etc. I don't think I would do these books justice if I tried to review them, nor do I have the time to do so. BUT--if you are looking for books, check the reviews out at Amazon and know that we recommed them too! So these are some we really enjoy. What are your favorites?


Moo, Ba, La La La; The Going to Bed Book; Wake Up, Wake Up---Sandra Boyton
Raindrop Plop---Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Who's Peeking---Charles Reasoner
Peekaboo Playtime---DK
Curious George at the Zoo---PBS Kids

1.5-3 years

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo---Kevin Lewis
Lullabye Lullabye---Dianne Ochiltree
Don't Let the Pidgeon Drive the Bus---Mo Willems
You Are My I Love You---Maryann Cusimano
Gossie---Olivier Dunrea
A Boy and His Bunny---Sean Bryan

3-5 years

The Bugliest Bug---Carol Diggory Shields
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs---Judi Barrett
Kitten's First Full Moon---Kevin Henkes
Curious George books---Margaret and H.A. Rey
The Moon Shines Down---Margaret Wise Brown
Make Way for Ducklings---Robert McCloskey
The Curious Garden---Peter Brown


mrchrishill said...

such a great list, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

All those and "The Ugly Pumpkin" by Dave Horowitz - classic when read with a Brit-Irish-Jamaican accent!

I think we all know the way "ugly pumpkins" talk. I say ugly pumpkin in quotes because he's not really ugly, but I don't want to spoil the book either.



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