Much like last month’s Little Library, we wanted to share the books that have been at the top of our kid’s reading lists. This month we discuss a banned book, a classic series narrated by a celebrity, a few picture books and the chapter books our kids are most enjoying.
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This board book has been around for almost 10 years. Readers can explore plants and animals beginning with each letter of the alphabet, as well as, the action words and synonyms used to describe each scene. Add on pull-tabs, textured areas, flaps, and scratch-and-sniff stickers and it’s no wonder kids want to read this story over and over.
This has been our evening chapter book for the past week or so. We read two chapters a night at bedtime. While the text is wordier than the Magic Treehouse books normally in rotation, the cool typography through out and the little illustrations peppered around the borders keep the kids engaged. The series is funnier too (though less factual as well.)
I adored this book as a child and sharing it with my kids makes me equally as happy. If you follow us on Instagram, you know that I whipped this book out to read to my kids while baking banana bread last week. They think it is hysterical to see the little boy running around naked. That same naked little boy is actually the reason it’s one of the most banned books across the country!
I sent this book with my son to camp. I must have subconsciously been thinking about our unofficial Harry Potter month because I included a bunch of books for him that are on our upcoming list of books to read if you liked Harry Potter. He is currently reading and loving this book that is about Nicholas Flamel. Most people know that he was in Harry Potter but, they do not know that he really existed. He is believed to have discovered the secret to immortality.
My sons loved Dog Man so we could not resist the second book in this series. It makes my kids laugh, it is interactive with flip pages and it gets them reading. So, while I don’t really get the humor, as long as my kids are reading (and enjoying- huge bonus), I am happy. The third book in the series is being released on August 29th and we already pre-ordered it (Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kittens)
My daughter loves pink and loves these Pinkalicious books. At first, I wasn’t sure what to think of these books but, after having read a few, I like them a lot. They are funny, cute and sweet. In this book, Pinkalicious makes up sweet stories for her friend who is a bit nervous at the sleepover party. My daughter loves the pictures and the overabundance of pink pictures. It helps that the story is cute so I don’t mind reading it.
A very stinky bear has an itch that he just can’t scratch. He’s too smelly for anyone to come close enough to help in and finally a fluffy bear tells him the truth. He SMELLS! She convinces him to bath, scratches his back and they become fast friends. This story is quite helpful as a lesson for the reluctant bather as well.
Who didn’t read Ramona as a kid? I certainly did and I think her antics stand the test of time. We’ve been listening to the audible version on our drives to the shore. Narrated by Stockard Channing, Ramona comes to life through her voices. My boys quite happily request it each time they get in the car.