Thursday, August 11, 2016

Back to School Reading List

Yes, I am well aware of the fact that we are pretty much light years away from real "back to school" time in this house; but seeing back to school everything out in all the stores got me thinking! ;)  Since I was pregnant with Ellie, we've been collecting books and adding to our own little library.  We've got quite a few already, but I think we can all agree that reading the same books over + over again can be a little boring... to say the least.  I love to grab a new book every once in a while to add into the mix and have rounded up a handful today that are on Ellie's (my) wish list for the back to school season! ;)

A good story is great, but pictures might be more important at this stage in the game.  Ellie loves to point out different things on the pages as we read to her, which is way too cute and completely big girl-ish in my mind.  Our favorites seem to rotate frequently, but the past few days have included Little Blue Truck's Halloween, Moo, Goodnight Moon, Cats' Night Out and The Sweet Smell of Christmas - who can resist scratching + sniffing every single page even if there's no sweet-smelling sticker?! ;)


What are some of your favorite children's books?  I'd love to hear!  I'm currently dreaming up a special book nook in Ellie's new room and am on the lookout for cute + fun reads to decorate it with! :)
 

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  1. These look like great stories!! I am always on the lookout for good books, so thanks for sharing your list! 😊

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    1. It's always so fun picking out a new book!! :)

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  2. I am going to request these books from the library! We love gathering up a handful of books with the same theme and doing a craft that ties into the story.

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    1. I love the idea of doing a craft! I also really need to get to our local library. I'm sure there are tons of cute finds!

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  3. Great books! We love the Pout Pout Fish books, too!

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    1. Thank you!! Can't wait to read it! :)

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  4. great roundup girl! henry loves mr. tiger goes wild ... especially when he gets naked LOL

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    1. Say no more!! Ellie is bound to love it too HAHA

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  5. Little Blue Truck Halloween is our current fave, too! Its so cute. We also love Slyvie, and Lola is obsessed with BabyLit- Wizard of Oz, and Pantone: Colors!

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    1. I will have to check those out! We have the Wizard of Oz one. I haven't taken it out in a while so maybe it will be a hit ;)

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  6. One of my favorite parts about picture books are the feeling and messages that can be conveyed through pictures. I'm well out of the intended market, but can always appreciate great ones!

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    1. Agreed! I enjoy them more than Ellie does sometimes I'm sure :)

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  7. Love this list! Each Peach Pear Plum is one of our favorites!

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    1. Thank you!! That one is definitely my top choice!

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