Today I’m linking up with the Homeschool Village, where we are sharing our kids’ favorite books. 🙂 (And don’t worry, because I know you were, I’ll have state fair pictures posted sometime today as well. We had a great time!)
I had to include Squeezy Bug here, because she has recently begun really enjoying her books and recognizing the pictures in them and talking about them. One of her two current favorites is Very First Words, which has lots of pictures, including one of a “NANNA!” Squeezy is a big fan of bananas. She is recognizing more and more pictures from the book, including ball, baby, and of course shoes. Squeezy’s obsession with shoes worries me a bit. Her other current favorite is a board book that has Mama Mama on one side and Papa Papa on the other. We’ve had this book since Bubs was a baby, and all my kids have loved it. Squeezy will sit and look at it and say “Mama mama babble babble babble” with great rhythm and inflection. So cute. Love this book.
Bubba (age 7 1/2, second grade) is currently enamored of The Boxcar Children, and said he couldn’t choose just one book but had to pick the series. He owns a few that my mom has given him and has been checking them out from the library all summer.
Stinky (age 5 1/2, kindergarten) said he wasn’t sure what his favorite book is, but then I reminded him of the book he is holding, Fighter Planes Up Close. This is a book my mom gave him, and it has big pictures and pages that fold out and all kinds of cool stuff. Stinky isn’t reading yet, so books with big pictures make him happy. His favorite part is actually not shown here, because it’s been removed. The dust jacket cover thingy of the book has, on the inside, plane controls. He has spent many days sitting on the stairs (his “airplane”) with that thing open, using the “controls.” I love books that pique my kids’ imaginations.
And there you have it– my munchkins’ favorite books! It is a joy to be able to pass onto our kids a love of reading. 🙂