Sometimes we go to the library and check out a bagful of books and only really like one or two of them. Then the next week we’ll go, return them all, and checkout another big bag and they are all winners. Last week was the latter. Every book we checked out was such a hit. That means Meeker and I both liked them, along with Adrienne (Jesse likes to sit and listen too!) – and that’s important when you read them all sixty times a day. Here is our current favorite list.
Extra Yarn – by Mac Barnett // This story is so endearing. I’m obsessed with the illustrations, and it makes me want to learn how to knit.
Fancy Nancy and the posh puppy – by Jane O’Connor // When I was teaching third grade, I loved the Fancy Nancy books because of all the fantastic vocabulary in them and I’m so excited that Adrienne likes them now too. (and she actually used the word ensemble in a sentence this week. Fancy Nancy for the win.)
Smile! – by Leigh Hodgkinson // Adrienne like this one because of the name of the girl (Sunny McCloud!) and the names of her pets (Glittergills and Mr. Honeycomb). It’s pretty fun.
To Market, To Market – by Anne Miranda // I think this one is my absolutely favorite right now. The illustrations are phenomenal – a combination/collage of drawings and photographs from Ideal Market in Boulder (where I used to shop when I lived there!) . Plus, the story is hilarious and it’s about food so obviously we love it.
A Pet for Petunia – by Paul Schmid // this one makes us laugh so hard. We quote it all day every day. (I was feeding Jesse yesterday morning and I heard Adrienne downstairs yelling SKUNKS.ARE.SO…AWESOME!)
Little Pea – by Amy Krouse Rosenthal // this one is so darn cute – a story about a pea who hates candy…I mean.