As I mentioned HERE, we've been going on trips to the library at least once a week, if not twice, and it has been fun to find new books to read to Liam on a quiet afternoon or before he goes to bed in the evenings. We've already come across several of our new favorites that we love and I thought it would be fun to start sharing them here periodically. Here are just a few of our new favorites over the last few weeks ...
Oliver by: Birgitta Sir | This is such a sweet story about a boy who feels and acts different than everybody else until he meets someone (a girl) who is different too just like him.This would be the perfect book for a child who is having a hard time making friends or feeling out of place.
The Napping House by: Audrey Wood | This book is really similar to a book like Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess where it repeats a lot of the same phrases that continue to pile up throughout the story. It is about a bunch of tired people/animals who live in the same house and decide to take a nap piling on top of one another until someone wakes them up and chaos breaks loose. ;) Sound like your house after kids wake up? haha It sure sounds like mine and I only have one napper at the moment.
The Hiccupotamus by: Aaron Zenz | This book is so silly and fun! Definitely a challenging tongue twister type read with a play on made-up words with similar endings. It is about a hippo who is stuck with the hiccups and tries just about every way imaginable to get rid of them... don't we all! Those darn hiccups!
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by: Mo Willems | This comes from a series of books about this quirky pigeon who tries to convince the reader of something, in this case, that he REALLY wants a puppy. That is, until he actually sees one in person! It is a crack up for sure!
That's Not My Dinosaur by: Usborne | This one is PERFECT for Liam right now. We are reading a lot of board books with him since ya know, he tries to put every last page in his mouth. It also has different textures to touch on each page which is also perfect for him at the current stage he is in because he always wants to scratch everything Mr. tactile sensory overload. It also comes from a series of books that begin with "That's Not My...". There is a mermaid one that is adorable for little girls!! They all end with finding the dinosaur/mermaid/etc. that belongs to them.
Not Me! by: Nicola Killen | This book has the most adorable, creative pictures! It is a rhyming book with different children's names who make a big mess but always say that it was't them who did it. Again, does this sound like anyone's kids?! I would say mine, but he can't talk yet. However, it sounds exactly like all the students in my class whenever they did something naughty. "Oh it wasn't me Mrs. Williamson!" haha
The next time you head to your public library, you should definitely give some of these a try. You won't be sorry you did! :) We highly recommend them! I'm thinking next time it would be fun to share some "mommy favorites" along with ones I read to Liam because I love to check out books for myself and read too. Have you been reading any good books lately? I'm always looking for great ones to try so let me know in the comments below!