Reading Together: April 2014

Reading Together

Heyo! Welcome to this month’s Reading Together shenanigans. Reading Together is a regular series of posts about books I’m sharing with my 3-year-old, Lorelei, and her baby sister, Mira. Below is a video highlighting our favorite recent reads and there is also an extended booklist below. We’d love to hear about what books you’re reading together with your kids, whether they are your own little hooligans, grandkids, a classroom, or storytime group! Please share in the comments!

What We’re Reading Together…

List of books highlighted in this video in order of appearance:

The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell

Thingy Things series: Cowy Cow, Crabby Crab, Lamby Lamb, & Whaley Whale by Chris Raschka

Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi, illustrated by Grendan Wenzel

Moo! by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond by Cathryn Falwell

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

BABYBUG Magazine (I forgot to mention that there is a caregiver guide in the back of these little magazines that include extension activities! Great resource for kids 6 months-3 years old!)

More books we’re reading together:


Dibble and Dabble by Dave and Julie Saunders

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Jane Champman

I Wish I Could Fly by Ron Maris

Mouse House Tales by Susan Pearson, illustrated by Amanda Shepherd

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard

Baby Mira

Mira is usually around when I’m reading with her sister, but here are a few we read when older sister is at school that are great for her age.

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes… illustrated by Annie Kubler

Humpty Dumpty illustrated by Annie Kubler

Bouncy Baby by Begin Smart Books


AWESOMENESS: Big thank you to Kids Can Press for The Mermaid and the Shoe. And thanks to Abrams Appleseed for the Thingy Thing books!

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


2 Responses to “Reading Together: April 2014”

  1. Rebecca and Lorelie,
    Thank you for such a nice review of our book, Moo! The illustrator Mike Wohnoutka and I are thrilled that you enjoyed it! In case any of your readers are interested, you can check out my website for free extension activities for the book, including coloring sheets, puppets you can make, and even a Moo! game.
    Thank you also for the other good recommendations. You’ve given me the names of some good books I’m going to be keeping my eyes open for!

    With udderly good wishes,
    David (and Mike)

    • Rebecca says:

      Thank you so much, David!! We love MOO! A current favorite that will make it into next month’s list is THE END :) We read your books all the time and I use them frequently in my storytimes. Your note made our day! Thanks again!

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