Saturday, January 22, 2011

Books We Are Reading

One of J's favorite activities is reading books and I absolutely love cuddling him on my lap and reading. I found a few book blog hops that I like linking up to. Not only is it a great way to record the wonderful books we've read, but I've found so many new good book ideas by visiting each week. Click on the buttons at the bottom to see what others have been reading!

Highlights of our favorites this week:

The Adventures of Old Bo Bear by Alice Schertle
It was the cover of this book that really caught my interest. It was a little boy with an upside down colander on his head looking through a (paper towel roll) telescope alongside a little teddy bear with a hat and walking stick. These two go on a some neat adventures together like a picnic in a nook under the tree branches and a trip to a construction site. The book was really cute.

Good Night, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas
On the outside cover of this little book are three cute little dragons looking like they're getting ready for bed. I love getting books about going to bed since they go so well with our bedtime routine. J is at the stage now that he knows what a knight is and in this book the poor knight watchman keeps getting called out to the forest after hearing a roar, only to find out it's one of the little dragons needing some help getting to bed. This was fun to read.

Max Goes to the Nature Center by Adria Klein
I couldn't find a picture of this for the widget above, but this was another one we liked. They have a whole series of Max books and this one fit well for our vacation. We had a nature center nearby that we hiked to while J was on my back in a backpack. We enjoyed reading this book and talking about the nature center we visited; the birds and different animals that we saw.

Noisy Zoo by Sam Taplin
Occasionally, I will find a book that has sound buttons on it, as J is still really fond of them. This one has a variety of zoo animals with their sound buttons. There is not much to read, but J really liked pressing the buttons to hear the animals like the lion's roar, the dolphin's click and the elephant's trumpeting. We brought this to the pediatrician's office to entertain J while we were waiting. I think we entertained the staff too.

Out Came the Sun; A Day in Nursery Rhymes by Kids Can Press
I enjoy finding good nursery rhyme books and this one was a good find. Not only did it have many of the more well-known nursery rhymes like I'm a Little Tea Pot and Itsy Bitsy Spider and some new ones too like Higglety, Pigglety, Pop but the rhymes also tell the story of a child's day from waking up to going to bed. I also liked the fun illustrations.

Click the links below to see what others are reading!


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I think my kids would really enjoy "Good Night, Good Knight" and "Out Came the Sun" - thanks for the recommendations!

Tracey M. said...

You are welcome! Hope they enjoy them :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

Thanks for joining WMCIR! I love finding good books by visiting all WMCIR participants. My daughter loves poetry, so she might enjoy Out Came the Sun.

Ginny Marie said...

Old Bo Bear sounds adorable! I love the cover...I think I'll look for it on our next trip to the library!

LitLass said...

My 5-year-old loves playing with the colander--he'd probably like Old Bo Bear.

Julie P. said...

All of these are new to me! There are just so many good books out there. Thanks for sharing.

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Catching up on neglected links after my family's sickest month on record! Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday! I've been meaning to look up Good Night, Good Knight at the library. Thanks for the reminder!

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