Reading books five times a day

I have a two-year-old who LOVES reading. Our “library” room is constantly layered with books because she’ll pull them one by one off the shelves, flip through them, and grab another one. She’ll grab an armful and dump them on my lap–then say, “I’ll get fwee more, Mom.” “Fwee” (three) usually ends up being four or five or six.

She goes through phases of which books she likes best, but there are a few that she will consistently pick above all others. Here are some of the favorites in our house:

 

paper bag princess

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustr. Michael Martchenko. She loves the dragon, and I love Princess Elizabeth, who is clever, determined, and confident.

 

 

naamah

Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illustr. Holly Meade. We picked this up by happy chance at the library. The illustrations are beautiful, and I love the simple story of Noah’s wife.

 

sheep in a jeep

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw, illustr. Margot Apple. Simple, catchy rhymes, clever illustrations. This one’s just fun.

 

moose a muffin

If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustr. Felicia Bond. Honestly, I love all the “If you give a . . .” books, but this moose. It’s adorable.

 

harvey potter

Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen, illustr. Mark Buehner. I remember getting this from a book order back in elementary school, and it was one of my favorites as a kid. Now Scout has latched onto it. She calls it “Harry Potter” (that might be confusing later on), and she is in balloon heaven every time we read it.

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What picture books do you remember from your childhood? Or what books do you read to your kids? We’re always looking for new recommendations!

 

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14 Comments

  1. My kids always liked Goodnight, Moon and Dr. Suess. We had lots of old children’s books that were hand-me-downs from my SIL (a retired teacher). Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Arthur were other favorites. There were so many books (unlike Disney movies–we “got” to watch Mary Poppins about 500 times)!

  2. I absolutely adore the Paper Bag Princess. Classics in my household are A Rose, a Bridge, and a Wild Black Horse by Charlotte Zolotow, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, and The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

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