As a book lover, one of my parenting goals has been to share that love with my daughter. At 2 years old, she already has quite an impressive book collection. However, the way we’ve been able to read over 300 books before she turned 2 was by visiting the library. So, when we moved one of the first orders of business was to find the local library. We’re living in a smaller community now, with a high level of poverty, so the children’s collection isn’t as large as we have grown accustomed to. But there are still some great books–and most importantly, an enthusiastic children’s librarian.
My big disappointment is that this weekend, the library closed for a 3 week renovation! On the up side, they lifted their borrowing limits until the new year, so I currently have a stack of 35 library books to read with my little one. We haven’t made our way through all of them yet–although we have read about half of them at least once.
So, what have we been reading this week?
- Right Outside My Window, by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Nicholas Wilton
- Chill in the Air: Nature Poems for Fall and Winter, by John Frank, illustrated by Mike Reed
- Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature, by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes
- All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee
- Nothing Like a Puffin, by Sue Soltis, illustrated by Bob Kolar
- Blue Chicken, by Deborah Freedman
- The House in the Night, by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes
- Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, by Simms Taback
- Night Gliders, by Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Melissa Bay Mathis
- Little Hoot, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, by Dr. Seuss
- Olivia, by Ian Falconer
- Crictor, by Tomi Ungerer
- Madeline in London, by Ludwig Bemelmans
- Madeline and the Cats of Rome, by John Bemelmans Marciano
We’ve also been reading books from her personal collection. So far, I’ve been pretty happy with the library selections. I tried to get some good variety in there, and have at least one other poetry collection to read together. Daughter has enjoyed the selections as well.
What have you been reading with your children recently?
You can check out previous books I’ve read with my daughter, including reviews at her Goodreads shelf.