Saturday, June 26, 2010

Popular Picture Books (at my house)

I thought I'd share some of the favorite picture books that we've been reading lately.  My 3 year old son loves to be read to before bed and it has become part of his nighttime ritual.

What are some favorite books at your house?

Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman, illustrations by Lynne Chapman
Class Two goes on a field trip to the zoo and get more than they bargained for when an anaconda decides to make a meal of them.  This is the one we are reading every single night.  I think he likes it because of all the zoo animals and he pretends to be the anaconda and eats every one and I get really expressive.

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
Very cute book about a boy expressing love for his teddy that has grown with us over the past couple of years.  My son likes it when I point out his hair and his eyes, etc.

Go Dogs Go by P.D. Eastman
This was my husband's favorite book growing up and now the little man loves it when his daddy reads it to him.  My husband does a great read on this one and it is so cute to see them.

How Do Dinosaurs ...? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague
I'm not sure which one to pick as favorite.  We read them all and my child loves them.  Definitely hitting the beginning of his dinosaur phase.  We own a few and usually get the rest from the library.  It's such a fun way to import these "lessons" without being overly preachy.

Goodnight NOLA by Cornell P. Landry, illustrated by Louis J. Schmitt
In the same vein as Goodnight Moon (another favorite), but specifically about New Orleans.  I love this book!  It is so cool to have Louisiana books and, so when I saw this, I snatched it up immediately.


  1. I love Go Dog Go, and I just had to buy Goodnight NOLA last year when I was there! How awesome is that??

  2. @AmandaVery awesome! I need to get it for my nephew if he doesn't already have it.


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