Monday, November 22, 2010

Book Recommendations

J loves to read and has loved to read since he was about 3 months old.  He and I would sit for hours when he was little and read together.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was his favorite book.  It is a great book that helped teach J his colors and numbers. 

Very Hungry Caterpillar

H,on the other hand, will not sit still for books hardly at all.  We read one book at a time because if I try to do more than that, she is too squirmy.  Her favorite that she'll sit through mostly is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault.  This book was a favorite when I was teaching and a fun way to work on ABCs.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Lap Edition

Currently we've been reading Feeling Thankful by Shelley Rotner since it is Thanksgiving time and we've been talking about giving thanks to the Lord with our Memory Verse (Psalm 136:1).  J loves the pictures of real children and real things that correlate with the text.  I add my own twist at the end which is the copyright page but if a page has words, J expects you to read something.  I close with "And I'm Thankful for God who made the whole world!"  H has sat through this book, I think, because of the great photographs.

Feeling Thankful (Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library)

At our church library, J chose 9 Fruits Alive by Mindy Macdonald.  This is our second time checking this book out.  The first time, I chose it to go with our Memory verse which was Galatians 5:22-23.  J has enjoyed the rhyming rhythm and the simple definitions of each Fruit of the Spirit.

9 Fruits Alive (GodCounts Series)

My recommendation is a book for stay at home moms or moms who are transitioning to staying home.   Who Got Peanut Butter on My Daily Planner by Cindy Sigler Dagnan is a great book that I have read several times.  I love this book because it has practical tips for organizing and caring for my family and keeps a sense of humor about serious topics.  She also addresses ways to overcome perfectionism and tips to keep your priorities in focus.  And a bonus at the!

Who Got Peanut Butter on My Daily Planner?: Organizing and Loving Your Days as a Mom 

I love to read and love hearing about a new book.  If you have a favorite book, feel free to let me know in the comments!


  1. We love Dr. Seuss. G will sit through those, I think because of the rhythm and rhymes. We also love Goodnight Moon and read that one every night as part of his bedtime routine. The Jesus Storybook Bible is another that we pull out every night. That is the best children's Bible storybook I have seen. The pictures are beautiful. Then there's Guess How Much I Love you and Love You Forever, which are my favorite kids books. I could go on and on. I love books!

  2. We love all those books too! J has Dr. Seuss's Hop on Pop memorized. Do you remember our discussion of different fiction books in MT?