Monday~August 31st, 2009
The boys and I absolutely love to read picture books. I have a bit of an addiction to them, and love to hear of new authors and titles that I haven't come across. So thank you all for your recommendations in the comments of this post. We've added some new favorites to our library, and we're not even done working our way through your suggestions quite yet.
I've compiled a list of the books we've read (or had already read) so far from your comments. I'll do another post with more after we've made more trips to the library to read them. Obviously not all the recommendations were available when we looked for them the first couple of times. So, if you don't see your recommendation, it will be coming in the next installment (I've only added the ones we've found so far in this installment.)
The following has been painstakingly alphabetized for your library searching ease. Now all you have to do is print it out and throw it in your bag. You're welcome. (OK, fine. I love to alphabetize.)
The Mitten by Jan Brett (May be in the folktale section at the library. We absolutely love this book.)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle "That night he had a stomach ache!"
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney (What one thing will you do to make the world more beautiful? LOVE this book!)
Diary of a Spider by Cronin/Bliss
Diary of a Worm by Cronin/Bliss
Click, Clack, Moo:Cows That Type by Cronin
Duck for President by Cronin
Giggle Giggle Quack by Cronin
Llama Llama Mad at Mama
Llama Llama Red Pajama
by Anna Dewdney (These are some of our absolute favorites.)
Whoever You Are by Fox/Staub "all over the world there are children just like you. Their skin might be different from yours, and their homes may be different from yours..."
The Magic Hat by Fox/Tusa (magical and rhyming and silly and surprising)
The Island of Skog by Kellogg "The book calls it the Island of the Skog," said Wooster. "It says: 'Poplulation: One Skog.' But it doesn't say what a Skog is." (Sometimes our fears make things bigger and scarier than they actually are.) (Love this book.)
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Numeroff/Bond
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Numeroff/Bond
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Numeroff/Bond
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Numeroff/Bond
The Skippy Jon Jones series by Judy Schachner - HILARIOSO
Sheep Blast Off
Sheep Out to Eat
Sheep on a Ship
Sheep in a Jeep
Sheep in a Shop
all by Nancy Shaw/Apple (hilarious, rhyming lovely books)
Madam President by Lane Smith (This book gives a hilarious look at what it would be like if a child were President, all the while weaving in lessons on what a President actually does.)
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watt (Funny book on over-coming fear.)
MO WILLEMS - nuff said.
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood (She walks backwards upside-down, what could be better than that?)
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?
How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?
all by Jane Yolen/Mark Teague
This post has been brought to you by my overdue library book fees.
To Be Continued...