Thursday, January 28, 2016

When I'm Not Reading YA: Children's Book Edition (8)

I love reading with my son and he has quite the collection of books. Would you expect anything less? Here are the books we are currently loving. There's a great combination of some new books as well as some oldie-but-goodies: 

Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato- This book is gorgeously illustrated. It's one of my favorites when it comes to the illustrations. I love the message of friendship and helping others as well.

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea by Jessica Law - My little guy loves sea animals, so this book is a hit in my house. It teaches the food chain; plus, it comes with a CD with a sing-along and animation.

The Dinosaurs are Having a Party by Gareth P. Jones - This book is one of my son's favorites. If you know a dinosaur obsessed boy or girl, get this book for them.  The dinosaurs invite a little boy to their party and chaos ensues when he actually attends. There are many laugh-out-loud moments.


The Berenstain Bears at the Aquarium by Jan and Mike Berenstain - My son is just starting to get into the Berenstain Bears books and this one has been a hit. If you know a little one who loves the aquarium, like my guy, then they will enjoy this book.  

Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems - My son loves Elephant and Piggie. Their adventures are always fun. This book is a great read aloud and I love that it reinforces the fact that you can still have fun outside even if the weather isn't perfectly sunny.

Curious George Visits the Zoo by Margaret and H.A. Rey- You can't go wrong with Curious George for little kids. In this installment, he gets into trouble at the zoo by feeding the animals.  George will, of course, redeem himself!

Just a Big Storm by Mercer Mayer - We love the Little Critter books. They are funny, whimsical, but they actually teach a lesson.  This book focuses on a storm that comes into Critterville and knocks out the power. It's been actually helpful in explaining storms to my son and what happens when you lose power.

Poor Puppy and Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel - This book is so silly and my son loves it. It makes him laugh out loud all the time. Not only is it silly, but it reviews counting and the alphabet, which is always good.  It's also a great companion to the Bad Kitty book. 

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson- This classic is a must read for little ones. I love the importance it places on imagination. A timeless read for sure.

Any new children's books that you recommend? We love checking out new-to-us books. Let me know!


  1. I loved The Berenstain Bears as a kid! I was a huge fan and if I remember correctly they had a cartoon. I also liked Curious George and Amelia Bedelia. Glad to see the classics are still popular with kids today and I'm glad your son loves them! These other books look adorable too. I know Mo Willems is incredibly popular at our library.

    1. Me too, Christina! I am so thankful my little guy likes them as well. I remember that cartoon, too! I think there is still a cartoon on Sprout. I loved CG and Amelia Bedelia. We have both of those books as well. Yes, Mo Willems is new-to-me, but I am glad we discovered him. His books are hilarious. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

  2. Yay! I'm always looking for fun recommendations for my nieces Christina, so thanks for sharing these! The illustrations for Little Elliott, Big City look GORGEOUS!!!! I want that one for me so I can stare at them:)

    1. YES! The illustrations for Little Elliott are so, so gorgeous. You'd love them. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

  3. There are just so many cute picture books out there!! My kids all got a healthy dose of Curious George growing up! :D

    1. Yes, and the illustrations on many of them are gorgeous. I love CG and so does my son....the cartoon is pretty cute as well. Thanks for visiting, Becky!


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