I have a goal. It is to do regular posts on this blog. So every Tuesday, for example, I want to post a list of picture books you can take to the library to check out. I'm not sure what else I'll do regularly—if anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them! Definitely commentary on reading policy or education policy once a week (he he he).
So here is our first list of fabulous picture books to take to the library the next time you go. Every one of these has been tested and approved by children ages 4-8, and possibly older if the children are going to the bathroom. Unless you are one of those particularly hygienic households that doesn't allow children to read books while going to the bathroom. Please don't visit our house any time soon if this is the case. Unless you want to bring rubber gloves.
I digress. I'll put titles here (so you can print them out and take it to the library!), then pictures of them below.
Seven Fathers by Ashley Ramsden (Strange but beautiful)
The Neighborhood Sing-Along by Nina Crews (Love, love, love this one)
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Rebecca Emberley (for the awesome art)
Hello! Hello! by Matthew Cordell (for its unabashed message)
Mr. Prickles: A Quill Fated Love Story by Kara LaReau (my kids loved this one)
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds (so so funny!)
Quacky Baseball by Peter Abrahams (darling)
Little Pig Joins the Band by David Hyde Costello (because it encourages kids to play music!!!)
The Man from the Land of Fandango by Margaret Mahy (because you need a strange book every once and awhile)
Edwin Speaks Up by April Stevens and Sophie Blackall (because Flannery loves it)
Beep and Bah by James Burks (This was Sam's favorite)
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo (Because I love David Small, the illustrator)
Boot and Shoe by Marla Frazee (sooooooo cute—and I hugged this author once on accident)
What Can a Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich (informative in a good way)
Alistair and Kip's Great Adventure by John Segal (because the main character's name is Alistair)
Oh, No! by Candace Fleming (love Candace and Eric Rohmann the illustrator, and I love them together!!!)
Tip Tip Dig Dig Emma Garcia (because this is the kind of book that might annoy me. But it doesn't)