Tuesday, March 25, 2014

When I'm Not Reading YA: Children's Book Edition (4)

Dylan, my little guy, is nineteen months now and is obsessed with books. This delights me to no end, which I'm sure doesn't surprise you.  I thought I would give you an update on what we have been reading and enjoying together.  If you are interested in learning more about a book that I am showcasing, click the book's title and it will take you to its Amazon page.



Grizzly Bears of Alaska by Debbie S. Miller - Not only is this book informative, but the photographs are out of this world. Even my little guy (who is too young to fully enjoy this book yet) loves looking at the pictures of the bears, their adorable cubs, and the Alaska countryside.  The wildlife photographer, Patrick Endres, did an amazing job capturing the bears in their natural habitats. I know this is one book that we will enjoy for years to come. If you have a bear lover in your family, you'll want to get a copy of this gorgeous book. Thanks to Sasquatch Books for sending it to me.

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson - This book always makes me smile, because it's all about hibernation and the bear has eaten so much that he gets stuck in his doorway.  His friends are ready to celebrate the arrival of spring, which is something we can all relate to! It's a good book that highlights hibernation, the arrival of springtime, as well as friendship.  



Alaska's Sleeping Beauty by Mindy Dwyer - This book is an Alaskan adaption of the fairy tale and it's a very interesting retelling.  When studying various versions of fairy tales with elementary school students, this version would be an interesting one to have on hand. Also, the watercolor illustrations are eye-catching. A big thank you to Sasquatch Books for sending this book to me.

You Are My Baby: Safari by Lorena Siminovich  - My little guy is really into animals right now and this book actually is two books in one. One part of it highlights the adult animals and the other part focuses on the baby animal. It's brilliantly designed and a beautifully illustrated board book.  This book was part of my Citrus Lane box one month and I am so happy to have received it.



I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis - This book is very poetic and soothing.  We also got it through Citrus Lane and it's a hit with Dylan.  At the end of the book, it includes notes on the moon's cycle and various nighttime animals, which is informative and interesting for older children as well.

Perfect Piggies! by Sandra Boynton - Basically my little guy will read anything that Sandra Boynton writes. Her books are adorable, have great rhythm and musicality, and are so silly. We have a lot of fun reading this one aloud.

Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta Stickland - I love the repetition and rhyme in this book. It's a lot of fun to read aloud; plus, it highlights opposites.  And what little boy doesn't like dinosaurs? Even my husband likes reading this one. 

Let me know what you think of the books we have been reading. Are you familiar with any of these? Do you have any recommendations for me? 

10 comments:

  1. The Karma Wilson books are so adorable! I know they are very popular with the little kids (and parents) at my library.

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    1. Yes, they are!! I need to buy a few more because every Karma Wilson book we read, he seems to love! Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. My niece is actually the one who is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment, she just can't get enough of them! Definitely going to recommend Dinosaurs Roar to my brother because Jules will go crazy for it. Love the sound of You Are My Baby: Safari too. Thanks for all these recommendations Christina!

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    1. That is too cute. I probably shouldn't have said little guys love dines (gender bias on my part!) because I know girls like them too! Your niece would probably LOVE Dinosaur Roar. It's really cute and a lot of fun! She'd love all the pictures of the dines. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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  3. These are so great. :) I want them all. Especially SB.

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    1. Thanks, Juju! Yes, the SB book is beautifully illustrated. I think your little one would love it. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Aw, when Declan was tiny we used to love the Bear books and anything by Sarah Boynton! Some of our other faves were Bats at the Library and All Aboard the Dinotrain. He had so many favorites!

    Great post, Christina!

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    1. We will have to check out Bats at the Library and Dinotrain…both sound fun! Thanks for sharing some recommendations with me, Becky!

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  5. Oh, I forgot the Little Wombat books by Charles Fuge! And Little Hoot---such cute illustrations in both of these! :D

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    1. I think I have seen Little Wombat around….will have to check it out as well as Little Hoot. Thanks so much, Becky. I appreciate it. :)

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