Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Children's Lit

I know I have mentioned my love of children's literature on this blog many times before, but I am going to mention it again! I come by this love naturally. My mom not only read to me often, but was an elementary school librarian for her career. She took over a sad, run-down library and over time turned it into a huge success. I used to volunteer in her library and always loved being amongst all the books. Even today a library is one of my favorite places to be.

I hope to pass on a love of reading to my own kids. They all enjoy being read to, and recently Leah has started picking up books to read on her own. Oh how that thrills this book-loving heart of mine!

With them feeling sick this week, we have done a lot of reading together. It seems our favorite books, the tried and true go-to stories we love, keep surfacing to the top of the pile. So I thought I would share a few of our favorite children's authors and books for you to look for on your next trip to the library.

The Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Mouse Soup & Fables by Arnold Lobel
Lyle the Crocodile books by Bernard Waber
Any book by Keven Henkes, especially Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Any Shel Silverstein book
Frances the Badger books by Russell Hoban

Let me know some of your favorites as well!


Rachel said...

Velda's school gave us a BIG Corduroy book to keep at home. They were giving each household one; it's a bit worn but it just shows it has been read many a times! We love to pull it out and read!

Maria Rose said...

Our library has a great deal going on this year 100 books to read to your kid. So we go and pick out a few each time, kind of rounds out of home collection. Currently Cordelia is OBSESSED with Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate, some weird book called Little Raccoon and the Thing in the Pool, Pinkalicious, and a few others.

Victoria said...

Oh, my boy loved Shel Silversteen! I think Shel's books contributed to my sons wacky sense of humor...or maybe it was the other way 'round? Some of his other favorites:
Chicken Soup with Rice, All time favorite The Quangle Wangle's Hat with terrific illustrations by Helen Oxenbury and everything by Richard Scary. Happy reading!