Friday, October 30, 2009

On Our Bookcase

Books are much loved treasures in our home, and as a result we have A LOT of books for both young and old. I just found out about a weekly blog carnival* that focuses on children's books. Hooray! I am so excited to participate since I LOVE children's books as well as reading and sharing reviews about them!

James (age 2.5) likes just about any book we read to him (well, about 99% of the time). ;) He has his favorites for sure, but you can assume any of the following books were well received!

So... here are our top picks for this coming week:

We're focusing on the letter T in Tot School next week, so transportation is going be one of our topics. This book, Cars: Rushing! Honking! Zooming!, by Patricia Hubbell, is a fun read thanks to the old-timey illustrations and quick, rhyming text.

Our other "t" book is Tippentown: A Guided Tour, by Calef Brown. Calef Brown is my all-time favorite author of children's poetry. His quirky & clever poems connect perfectly with his equally quirky & clever illustrations. Tippentown is one of five childrens books he's written (we have and love them all!).

The next two are seasonal books:

In November, by Cynthia Rylant, is a lovely book that leaves you feeling warm and cozy after you've finished it. The illustrations look like oil paintings - simply beautiful.

Fall, by Nuria Roca, is part of a 4-part series called The Seasons. It's not really a story per se, but more a fun, educational walk-through about the fall season. What I like about it is that the paragraphs are short, succinct and the book covers a lot of ground. Oh and bonus - at the back of the book are several fall related activities you can do with your child.

Click on the button to the left to see what others are reading with their children.

For my not-so-blog-savvy readers (Hi, Dad!):
*A blog carnival is a type of blog event. It is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks to other blog articles on the particular topic.


Cara said...

Great books this week! We're definitely going to check out Tippintown and some other books by that author.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

These ALL look so good! We've read Cars by Patricia Hubbell, but I've never heard of the others. I'll definitely be looking at the library for all of these! Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Great book list. We are going to have read "In Novmeber" and "Fall" after reading your post. Thank you.

Debbie said...

Stopped by from Mouse Grows Mouse Learns. All your books sound so good and like fun reads. I will definately be keeping my eyes open to see if we can find them. Thank you for sharing!

silly eagle books said...

I'm going to look for In November! Looks great--thanks for sharing your list.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Thank you for joining my carnival - I am always excited to meet more people who love books and share their finds. We haven't read Cars book, but we read a similar book by Patricia Hubbell about Airplanes, and my daughter really liked it. I already had In November on my reading list for... well, November :) And I am definitely going to look for the second book on your list and for other books by Calef Brown, since we like poetry books here.


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