Hello! Today I'm linking up with Lauren and Bre for Add It To My List. This time I thought I'd share some of my favorite children's books.
I have always loved children's books. During my sophomore year of college my roommate Ali and I would check out picture books from the Education section of the library and read them before bed. I remember being particularly enamored with Amos and Boris by William Steig.
I've always been in the habit of wandering through the kids section at bookstores and every once in a while before I had kids I'd pick up a book with "someday" in mind. I bought Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice from the BabyLit collection in Savannah in 2012.
Of course nowadays that I'm reading bedtime stories and nap time stories and breakfast time stories and any time stories, I am always on the lookout for new and fun stories because even the cutest books get tiresome at some point. We do go to the library every week but sometimes it's hit or miss, so if you have kids, or if you just love children's books, please give me suggestions!
Currently the #1 spot is held by Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins. It's about a grumpy bear who begrudgingly takes in four baby geese. Swede has this book memorized and it's so cute to hear her say phrases like "mistaken identity" and "explained migration."
Some other favorites are:
Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere
The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
Snappsy the Alligator by Julie Falatko and Tim Miller
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
Such a Little Mouse by Alice Schertle and Stephanie Yue
The Wonderful Habit of Rabbits by Douglas Florian and Sonia Sanchez
Dream Animals by Emily Winfield Martin
I picked up this set of ten fairy tales from Scholastic a while ago and was surprised by how much Swede loves them. I guess they are classics for a reason!
Abel is just now starting to be interested in books so I'm looking forward to getting out some of my favorite board books to share with him, such as the Penguin and Pinecone series by Salina Yoon, the "Baby" series by Leslie Patricelli, anything by Sandra Boynton, and anything Eric Carle.