Monday, July 14, 2008

Our Favorite Stories

This is Alfie and Sam Bear. They are my kids' bears they named after their favorite stories (the one shown and Green Eggs and Ham). My kids love books! In fact, this post is made possible because my kids are in their room reading stories to each other. I taught elementary school and have a great love for children's literature (it's about my attention span :0) ). I love hitting thrift stores and finding great titles in good shape for 10 cents a piece. But libraries introduce your kids to a world of stories and we keep a library box by our couch to make them easy to return. I noticed a "Top 100 Children's Books" poster at our library and think we'll make that our summer reading list. Here are some of our favorite titles right now:

Pinkalicious; Good Night Alfie Bear; Hooray for Grandma Jo; Where the Wild Things Are (my two-year-olds absolute favorite); Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; Lilly and the Purple Plastic Purse (and other Kevin Henkes books); Bernstein Bears; David Shannon books; If You Give a Pig a Pancake; Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type; Goodnight Moon

Parents magazine "Best Children's Books by Age"
Got a book (or list) to recommend? Leave a comment and share the joy of reading!


Jodi Jean said...

aidan lovess books too ... but he still only has the attention span for board books (his top 3: brown bear, polar bear and 5 little monkeys)

Robin B said...

I am a teacher and I have lots of book ideas this is one of my passions.

Younger Readers
Napping House
Bear Snore On
Snowmen at night
Quick Quack Quick
Ain't gonna paint no more

Some books my My Seven year old loves
Fancy Nancy
Junie B. Jones
Falling for Rapunzel
Fairy Tales beginner readers
The wolf who called boy

A few books My four year old likes
Biscuit Puppy books
Clifford the big red dog

Some Book I like to read to my third graders
Enemy Pie
War With Grandpa
My Father's Dragon
Gooney Bird Greene
A-Z Mysteries

Some Books 5th and 6th graders like
Charlie Bone
Artemis Fowl
Fabel Haven
Peter and the Starcatchers
City of Ember

These are just a few. Children's literature is so much fun and there is so much out there.

You can always go and look up the Caldecott and Newberry award winning lists for great books too.