Thursday, May 21, 2009

Our Favorites for Children's Book Week

In honor of Children's Book Week (I know it was actually last week, but better late then never, right?) I thought I would share a few of my most favorite books to read with my children. I hope you'll leave a comment sharing some of your favorites, too!

At the top of our list has got to be Mo Willems.
We have loved and laughed our way through every one of his books. I've posted about his books before here and here.

Laura Numeroff's "If you give a..." series of books are lots of fun. We've got the latest installment, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, currently checked out of the library, but my favorite has to be the pig.

We went through a stage with the two-year old Ant Bug when her favorite was No, David by David Shannon. Duck on a Bike is enjoyable too.

Every trip to the library ends with one of Lynley Dodd's books in our stack: Hairy Maclary and Slinky Malinky and Scarface Claw and others. The text has such a nice rhythm and the illustrations are delightful.

Don't forget Doreen Cronin! Click, Clack, Moo and Diary of a Worm and Dooby Dooby Moo and Bounce and... Whenever the Ant Bug plays "imaginary farm" the farmer is always named in honor of Farmer Brown.

There are a number of worthy Caldecott medal winners, but I'll save that for another time.

The Sweet Bee is currently enamoroed with Eric Carle's Brown, Bear and Polar Bear books. We read them everyday and sometimes twice in between. And of course, Sandra Boynton will always be a favorite with the little ones.

Looking for some more recommendations? Check out The "Unsung"Favorites of Children's Literature over at Simple Kids. And feel free to browse through my links on the left--there are some good resources there!

Now it's your turn--please leave a comment and share some of your favorite childrens books (I'm sure they'll get added to my library hold list!)


KT said...

I don't have kids, so I'm not sure if my recommendations count, but here are a few of my favorites:

Punk Farm by Jared Krosoczka - nothing at all educational, but super funny.

Kittens First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes - I love the story and illustrations, and it kept my nursery kids entertained

Anything by Leslie Patricelli. Her books are very simple and very funny.

You listed several favorites as well (Sandra Boynton, Eric Carle, etc)