Monday, June 15, 2009

Reading with my Kids

I have not written a post about some of our favorite picture books in, I can't remember how long.
We read huge amounts of books but only a small handful seem to become favorites that we return to over and over. Here are some of the latest.

Antoinette Portis

Not a Box and Not a Stick have been favorites for several months now. Red loves playing Not a Stick and making up all the things that his sticks are opposed to actual sticks. I love that the box book looks and kinda feels like a box and even says "net wt. 11.5 oz." The cover of the stick book looks like wood.

On a recent library trip we found an Antoinette Portis book that we had never seen before. A Penguin Story is cute story about a little penguin trying to find something that is not blue like the ocean, not white the snow or not black like the night.

Robert McCloskey
We have the book A Robert McCloskey Collection and the kids ask me to read from it almost every morning during our morning reading time. The book includes Make Way for Ducklings, Lentil and One Morning in Maine.
It is unfortunate that the collection does not include our favorite Robert McCloskey, Blueberries for Sal. Instead we just check it out from the library and keep it for as long as we can before returning it.


Shauna said...

What a great blog you have here :)

Penny (aka Yooperchick) said...

Not a Box is one of our favorites, also! The cover is part of it that makes it really cool.

Launi said...

I'm actually a McClosky nut. My favorite is Blueberries For Sal. It was even a filmstrip a million years ago--when I was in kindergarten.

Stephanie said...

LOVE Robert McClosky. If you haven't read his "Mop Top," check it out, that's my personal favorite. :)