Reading Together

We’ve had a great time reading together over the past few weeks.
Here’s our list of current favorites!

Chloe by Peter McCarty

Hands down favorite over the past week. We can’t get enough of Chloe. We also love making bubble wrap popping sound effects.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

We’re old fans of the Pete the Cat books, so when the new Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons was released this May, we just could’t stop singing his song.

What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum, illustrated by Adrian Johnson

I think this book is so funny and a really great book to read aloud. Might have to introduce it to the storytime kids in the near future.

I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

Emma Dodd is no stranger in our Reading Together lists. We’ve been loving her book all about BUGS!

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler, illustrated by Roger Bollen

This was a book I use to read as a girl. P.J. Funnybunny has a hard time being a bunny, but when we sets out to be someone else he finds out that maybe it’s better just to be yourself.

In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming

L has been extremely interested in frogs and bugs lately, so I picked up one of our favorite author/illustrator’s books feature animal’s lives in and around the pond.

Sally’s Great Balloon Adventure by Stephen Huneck

Sally the dog has a whole series of picture books we enjoy reading. Our favorites include Sally’s Great Balloon Adventure, Sally Goes to the Beach, and Sally Gets a Job.

Dinosaur Woods by George McClements

How a group of woodland animals plot to save their forest home by making a dinosaur. Includes an instructional on how to make your very own dinosaur in the back of the book.

Where is Tippy Toes? by Betsy Lewin

A hide and seek book following Tippy Toes, a very curious kitten.

Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington

We also have two other Monica Wellington books in our current rotation, including Riki’s Birdhouse and  Mr. Cookie Baker. She writes wonderful books for L’s age group.

Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed by Eileen Christelow

As much as L has been interested in bugs and frogs, she is also been extremely fascinated with monkeys. We also enjoy reading Elieen Christenlow’s “Five Little Monkey” books.

Ladybug Girl by David Somar and Jacky Davis

This book is a little on the long side for a two-year old, but L really enjoys reading it when she’s in the mood to read through it. And even if we don’t read Ladybug Girl the whole way through, she constantly requests it regardless. I like Ladybug Girl, because it’s a book geared towards girls without being pink and princess-y.

The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner

A sweet book about friends and sharing.

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham

This was our first time reading this timeless classic. How can you not fall in love with Harry? It’s no wonder he’s been everyone’s favorite dog for over 50 years.

Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino

Last but not least!!! We were quite taken by Nicola Davies’ Outside Your Window and haven been having such a good time with Just Ducks! It’s meant for an older audience than L, but we enjoy reading it in pieces.

***’Reading Together is a sampling of picture books I’m currently reading aloud to LBD (also known as L or Little L), my toddler daughter. As a children’s librarian, I’m always bringing home stacks and stacks of books to share together. Old and new. These are our favorites. Some of which have been read over and over and over again…. Times thirty. To the tenth power.***


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