Reading Together

The latest and the greatest books we’ve been reading together the past few weeks! Please feel free to share what you’ve been reading— we’re always looking for recommendations!

Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems

Now, I’ve read Elephant and Piggie for storytime before, but they have finally found their way into our home. L is obsessed. We have checked out every single one of them the past few weeks. She has each book memorized.

Zoe Gets Ready by Bethanie Deency Murguria

A sweet story about a girl who’s favorite day is Saturday because that’s the day she gets to pick out whatever she wants to wear for the day ahead.

My No, No, No Day! By Rebecca Patterson

Anyone with a toddler will appreciate this story. That is all I have to say.

Day By Day by Susan Gal

A beautifully illustrated story about a moving to a new home, making new friends, and settling in day by day.

Happy by Mies van Hout

A simple story about fish and their emotions enhanced with an electric color palette.

When the Moon Forgot by Jimmy Liao

The first time I read this book I thought it was quite odd. The second time I read it it grew on me. And now every time we read it together I love it more and more.

The Belly Book by Fran Manushkin

A book about bellies!

No Bears by Meg McKinlay, illustrated by Leila Rudge

One little girl is sick and tired of reading books about bears, so she decides to write her own book with NO BEARS. A new favorite author/illustrator duo of mine (I’m currently reading their book Duck for a Day, a new children’s beginning chapter book)

Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket by Tatyana Feeney

Small bunny loves his blue blanket just the way it is. But when his mother wants to wash it, it takes him some time to warm up to the idea.

Mrs. Giggle Belly Is Coming For Tea by Donna Guthrie, illustrated by Katy Keck Arnsteen

A co-worker introduced this book to me to read with L and we are both head over heals for it. Such a sweet mother-daughter story.

How Do you Say It Today, Jesse Bear? By Nancy White Carlstrom, illustrated by Bruce Degen

Ever since we read Happy Birthday Jesse Bear! and Jesse Bear What Will You Wear?, we’ve been really into Jesse Bear books.

You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis, illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

You Are My Sunshine and the next book The More We Get Together are a part of a simple series of favorite songs translated into a board books perfect for babies and toddlers. I really enjoy Caroline Jayne Church’s illustration style.

The More We Get Together by Caroline Jayne Church

Basher 1, 2, 3 by Simon Basher

Basher books are so kooky. And so fun! We like reading this Basher 1, 2, 3 book and Basher A, B, C.

I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs

“I spy with my little eye” picture book guessing game with sea animals. Also incorporates counting down from 10 to 1.

Press Here by Herve Tullet

I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned this book yet! We’ve been reading it whenever it’s available to check out.  The most cleaver, interactive picture book I’ve ever read. And one of my favorites to suggest to kids. I love how big their eyes get when I read them the first couple pages. It doesn’t seem to ever stay on the shelf for very long.

The Game of Light by Herve Tullet

Another favorite of ours by the same author of the interactive story Press Here. This book should only be told in the dark with a flashlight. See the story play out on your ceiling.


***’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. Since I work in the children’s room of a public library, 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.***


3 Responses to “Reading Together”

  1. what a darling collection of tiny tot books! And oh that little tent fort! love love :)


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