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!