Reading Together: March 2014

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Welcome to Reading Together 2.0! I decided to change things up a bit for this regular feature here on good ol’ Sturdy for Common Things regarding the books I’m reading with my kids (Lorelei is 3-years-old, and Mira is 3-months-old). I’m doing away with the long list of books with mini-blurbs, because who has time for that when you have an infant? A few fun and favorite reads of late will be featured on the Reading Together channel (i.e. my Vimeo account), and a short list of other books we’re enjoying together will be included. We are an amateur production, so get ready for a few laughs. ALSO, I’ve decided to make the Books We’re Reading Together Pinterest pinboard public! Instead of this pinboard being about what I’m reading with my kids, I want to open it up to anyone interested in sharing what they’re reading together with their kiddos so it will serve as one giant community booklist. If you’d like to contribute, send me a message with the email address you use to log onto Pinterest and I’ll add you.

Hope you enjoy the new format. Here we go!

What we’re reading together:

Two of the books mentioned were winners of the CLEL Bell Book Awards, a brand spanking new book award devoted to exceptional picture books that support important early literacy traits. Here’s a list of books highlighted in the video:

Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli, illustrated by Peskimo

Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Buddy and the Bunnies in Don’t Play with Your Food! by Bob Shea

Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

The Things I Can Do by Jeff Mack

What’s the Magic Word? by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Marsha Winborn

Open Very Carefully: A Book With Bite by Nick Bromley, illustrated by by Nicola O’Byrne

The Bear’s Song by Benjamin Chaud

More books we’re reading together:


Wild Berries by Julie Flett

The Noisy Counting Book by Susan Schade and Jon Buller

Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Annie Patterson

Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel, illustrated by David Catrow

Princess Tales: Once Upon a Time in Rhyme with Seek-and-Find Pictures adapted by Grace Maccarone, illustrated by Gail De Marcken

How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge

The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg

Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball by Charise Mericle Harper

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas

I Spy A to Z A book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo, photographs by Walter Wick

Pantone Color Puzzles: 6 Color-Matching Puzzles by Patone and Tad Carpenter



Mira is usually around when I’m reading with Lorelei, but here are a few we read sans older sister.

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

Hello Baby: Words by Roger Priddy

I Like It When… by Mary Murphy


AWESOMENESS: Thank you Abrams Appleseed for Alphablock and Pantone Color Puzzles! And a thank you Chronicle Books for Here Comes Destructosaurus!

All other books reviewed or listed came from our local library!



One Response to “Reading Together: March 2014”

  1. Summer says:

    Oh my goodness, the two of you are SO darling! And this is such a wonderful way to introduce books you are reading together!

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