Monday, December 30, 2013

a few really good books for kiddos- round two!

a while back, i shared a few of finn's favourite books. many of them are still in our regular rotation, but our bookshelf continues to expand, so i thought i would share a few more favs worthy of a mention.

happy reading! xo

The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers - a really cute tale of a little boys crayons going on strike. super humorous (for parent and child) with really fun crayon illustrations- sure to get many page turns for many years to come.

Where You Came From by Sara O'Leary (illustrated by Julie Morstad) - in my last children's book roundup, i mentioned the book 'When you Were Small' written and illustrated by these same ladies- this book is another piece of pure perfection. wildly imaginative and full of sweetness, a mother and father try to recount where their inquisitive little boy came from.

An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton - full of incredible thoughts and illustrations about children's dreams (and how we forget our ability to dream big as we get older). jeff got this book for me as a mothers day gift with the perfect inscription to always encourage our children to dream wildly. awesomely perfect in my opinion.

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman - i think this book is our generations 'Love You Forever' - my Aunt gave it to finn a few years ago for christmas and i tear up every time i read it. a beautifully told story of the whole worlds excitement on the night a child is born.

The Caboose Who Got Loose by Bill Peet - finn loves trains, so i am always on the hunt for (good) books that cater to that (and don't include a certain blue engine and his friends). this book is a classic- the story of katie, a worrisome little caboose that isn't quite happy with her circumstances.

There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen by Sheree Fithch - a hilarious and brilliantly written poem about a little girls home being taken over by monkeys. it's so fun to read and the author is an amazing and much loved canadian poet from the maritimes. (i also mentioned one of her other books, toes in my nose, in the last kids book roundup. we love her over here!)