Every week we read books with our children. During the day, in the car, at the doctor's office, on the potty, in the bed, on the couch, you get the idea. Each week, I plan a homeschool lesson for Sissy. Among the things to learn and discuss are a couple of books related to the theme of what we're learning about. Even though we read these books, we also have other favorites. Some I'd never heard of before having my children. I thought I'd share those with you now.
1. Goodnight Moon. This is an old book, but for some reason, I'd never read it before buying a hardback version on amazon.com for $.01. We love it and wish I had heard about it sooner.
2. The Gruffalo. We love humorous books. The story is best told if you change your voice when reading the description of the gruffalo.
3. My Lucky Day. First off, I don't believe in so-called "luck". So don't get all uptight about the title of the book. It's a funny book. Depending on the age of your kids, you might have to do some explaining in the end. We did.
4. Raindrop Plop. Beautifully illustrated with colors and helps your kids to count.
5. Welcome to the Zoo. This is first "picture-only" book I've ever "read" to my kids. I didn't think I was going to enjoy it, but I'm so happy to say I was wrong and I love it! The best part is watching for the zookeeper chasing after the ostrich. So funny!
6. Peter Rabbit's Giant Storybook. My Momma bought this book for herself. Then one day she gave it to us. We LOVE Beatrix Potter. She has a unique personality that really shines through some of our favorite stories.
7. Good Night, Gorilla. Have you read this one before? Oh my word! It's so funny to watch the gorilla sneak through the zoo behind the zookeeper. Definitely fun to read before and after a trip to your local zoo.
8. The Tale of Pip and Squeak. Very cute book about sibling rivalry. I really like to read it to the kids when they've been having a bad day playing with each other.
9. Any Dr. Seuss books really.... I'm a glutton for rhyming books and course, Dr. Seuss doesn't disappoint!
10. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. This is such a cute book. It also teaches your children about colors. It's a sweet book.
Do you have a favorite? Please share in the comments. I'm learning there are more and more great authors out there to share with my kiddos!