Feb 10, 2012

{what we're reading}

some of my favourite books growing up were my moms. & isaac will soon get to read them now, too.
i love that.
'fortunately' by remy charlip is one of my very very favourites. it is well loved. the cover went missing a long time ago & my name adorns multiple pages in red crayon.
i may buy another one on amazon. just so we have one that doesn't fall apart.
the same goes for 'never tease a weasle'

the pictures in older books hardly ever compare to new ones. they are so intricate & bright.

a few other favourites are:

'harveys hideout' by russell hoban
'the mole family's christmas' by russell hoban
all the winnie the pooh books by a.a. milne
'the little prince' by antoine de saint-exupery
'the rumpoles & the barleys' by karen hunt
'you are special' by max lucado

& then i'm curious about a few as well.
'wildwood', in particular. by colin meloy of the decemberists….

what are some of your favourite children's books?
we are still working on expanding our collection so we want suggestions!


  1. Oh I love children's books! I remember getting Fortunately from the library growing up too :) these are some of my all time favorites.... Some for older kids too :)

    Paddington Bear stories, Michael Bond
    Fox in Sox was my favorite Dr Seuss
    Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny, anything by Sandra Boynton
    The I Spy books. My sibs and I loved them to pieces, literally.
    Original Curious George, Babar, Madeline, Olivia...
    Find some good poetry anthologies too.
    Anything illustrated or written by Eric Carle, Tomie de Paola, Mo Willems, Il Sung Na, Garth Williams, Arnold Lobel, James Herriot, Beatrix Potter, Don Freeman, Richard Scarry
    Amelia Bedelia, Little Toot ( talk about gorgeously colored illustrations!), Little Bear, Nate the Great, Make Way for Ducklings, Ferdinand the Bull...
    So many more I can't think of right now... a good place to start is at a used bookstore or library. Browse & dig & you'll find so many good, fun, forgotten, amazing books.

  2. The Giving Tree is by far the best :)

  3. I love the giving tree.
    one of my favorites was "The Treasure Tree". super cute! also "The elephant child."

  4. I've not heard of some of those . . . I'll have to go look them up! We love kids books here!

    A few of our favorites include:

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee - Philip C. Stead

    Micawber - John Lithgow

    The Curious Garden - Peter Brown

  5. So glad ALL the Winnie the Pooh books are on your list because I definitely would have said those! I would add:
    All of the Beatrix Potter stories
    Guess How Much I Love You - Seth McBratney
    The Pigeon Books - Mo Willems
    We're Going On a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen
    Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey
    Are You My Mother? - P.D. Eastman
    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, If You Give A Moose A Muffin - Laura Numeroff
    And I'll stop because there's tons more, LOL!

  6. I actually just read "Wildwood."
    I really enjoyed it! You should check it out. : )

  7. Here are all my book recommendations! I blogged them :) http://freespiritedtmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/childrens-books-you-should-own.html
    Munro Leaf has to be my favorite author for children. Another fave is the "______ babies wear ______" series. We have "Foodie Babies wear Bibs" and "Eco babies wear Green"

  8. I am the world's biggest decemberists fan and I might be a tad bit biased, but I LOVED wildwood.

  9. Some of our favorite board books for little ones are all of the Sandra Boynton books. My 2 year old's current favorite is Hippos Go Beserk (which he calls Hippos Go dessert!) Other faves are Snuggle Puppy; Green Hat, Blue Hat; The Bellybutton Book; Barnyard Dance; Moo Baa La La La; Snuggle Puppy.
    One of our favorite story books right now is The Seven Silly Eaters, quite delightful!

  10. Where the Wild Things Are

    The Lupin Lady

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six (AA Milne)

    Sleeping Dragons All Around


  11. I used to love books by Peter Spier (his stuff is out of print so look for them at thrift stores). I also had the book "The little engine that could" memorized when I was little.

  12. We love books here. So here goes.../
    - anything Dr Suess
    - anything Eric Carle
    - Sandra Boynton board books
    - The Napping House
    - It looked Like Spilled Milk
    - A Giraffe and a Half
    - any of the bug books by David Carter
    - I Like Myself
    - Freight Train board book
    - Clifford books
    - I Love You Stinky Face

    There are so many more...

  13. Just a few, Stand Back Said the Elephant I'm Going To Sneeze, Put Me In The Zoo, A Bear Before Breakfast, There are Rock in My Socks.

  14. Don't forget "Corduroy" by Don Freeman. Best. Ever.

  15. I love books like those. Older and more cherished. The book I loved a lot growing up was "Septimus Bean and His Amazing Machine" and "The Cookie Tree."

  16. books as "Little Lord Fauntleroy", "A Little Princess" and "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett were my favorites as i was about 8-12, "Winnie the Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner" are must-reads i think and "The Penderwicks" + the follow-ups which i discovered at older age are great too. now i am 16 and i am still in love with this books. sadly your son is too young for them, but Jeanne Birdsall has writen a book for younger children "Flora's Very Windy Day" i think it should be not less magical as "The Penderwicks". i hope i could help you ;)

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