Thursday, December 2, 2010

What to Wrap This Season..Books, Books, Books!

When asked for my book suggestions, I stagger. There are so many incredible children’s books out there, it is so hard to choose. Here are just a few of my favorite books or authors for children.

The Hungry Thing by Jan Slepian, Ann Seidler, and Richard E. Martin-a fun, engaging rhyming book. It has a couple of sequels now.

Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash (Laura Geringer Books) by Sarah Weeks and Nadine Bernard Westcott- another funny rhyming book.

Oh My Gosh, Mrs. McNosh by Sarah Weeks and Nadine Bernard Westcott
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type (Caldecott Honor Book) by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin –this is just one of this hilarious series

The 3 Little Dassies by Jan Brett –Jan Brett is my favorite illustrator. I love how she gives clues on her pages causing children to make predictions.

The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup and Matt Tavares (Hardcover - Sep 8, 2009)-I collect Gingerbread stories. This one and the one below are unique and empowering for young children.

The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: by Eric Carle-You can’t go wrong with anything Eric Carle does. He should be part of every young child’s library.

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman- an adorable series following the antics of a loveable bear-and the text rhymes!

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) by Mo Willems-a story to which young children can really relate.

The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney-beautiful!

Snow (Caldecott Honor Book) by Uri Shulevitz –so simple, yet catches the excitement of the first snow

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant and Stephen Gammell-another author who should be in all young children’s hands.

If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo by Mary Jean Hendrick and Jane Dyer- a new one for me, but fantasy at the perfect level for preschoolers.

Please post your favorites to include.

Have fun playfully reading!

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