Books We Love Right Now (kiddies)

Monday, September 01, 2014

I'm not the first one to blog about books my kids have been loving, but I figured I'm always looking for new recs, so here this goes out into the universe and maybe we'll get something back our way?

(clockwise from top left) A Sister More Like Me | Girl of Mine | Read Aloud Bible Stories: Vol. 3 | The Bunny Hop | The Day the Crayons Quit

1. I read about the Frozen book on another blog, and I'm SO glad we bought it. The story of two sisters with different personalities is of course apropos to having two girls of my own (as any sister - or even sibling - duo would be). The illustrations are simply incredible and darling. Here's the post from the personal blog of the illustrator, about the book if you're inclined to read.

2. Girl of Mine was gifted to us by my dear Jesse when we were expecting Juliette, and it has been one of our favorites since we started reading it to her. The story/rhyme is so sweet, and illustrations are so pretty. Molly reaches for it regularly now.

3. Read-Aloud Bible Stories are a favorite of Jules. They read these books regularly at their school, so it works great in tandem with reading them at home too. I love the illustrations, and the way the stories are phrased make them easy for her to remember. We have volumes 1, 2, and 4. There are a few families who gift this to every new baby, and we've been so glad to have our own copies.

4. I don't exactly remember where we picked up this little copy of The Bunny Hop, but it's Molly's absolute favorite book right now. I don't hate reading it either, since it's a long rhyme (easy to animate), and the illustrations are pretty cute. Molly loves what she knows of Elmo (of course), and is also a fan of Big Bird. It's a cute one.

5. We're definitely not the only ones to love The Day the Crayons Quit, but oh boy. Such a fun book to read (I enjoy it!), and the illustrations by Oliver Jeffers are so clever. Definitely a crowd-pleaser for both boys and girls.

So hit me back--what have you been reading with your kids?


  1. We've been reading out of the same book every night for 6+ months...All the classic Disney stories in one book. Every story is about 15 pages and takes about 15 minutes to read. It's been great prep for our Disney trip in October.

    1. Ooooh, good one, Marilyn! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for recommending The Bunny Hop! Shiv is pretty seriously obsessed with Elmo, so I know that one would be a hit.

    His favorites right now are The Little Engine That Could (abridged board book version), Elmer the Patchwork Elephant (great as he's learning colors, too), The Big Orange Splot (great message, fun illustrations), & Olivia's Opposites.

  3. Read aloud bible stories volume 5 comes out in February!

  4. I just picked up another Oliver Jeffers today at the library: How to Catch a Star. They boys are already obsessed!

  5. My two-year-old's currently obsessed with The Mine-O-Saur, Llama Llama Red Pajama, Little Loon and Papa and anything by Sandra Boynton, all of which I also happen to love reading to him.

    Do you subscribe to Books from Birth? We've enjoyed just about everything they've mailed our way.


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