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Sunday, May 4, 2014

5 favorite children's books

Maggie loves books. Even though she doesn't always sit still and tends to smack the book pages, I can tell she enjoys having books read to her. She studies the pages and even jabbers while I read to her.

Some of her favorite books are not necessarily baby books meaning they're not board books.

We've been trying to read at least one book per day, but of course she doesn't sit still on my lap while I read. Maggie will sit on the floor and I'll sit nearby and read from a book. Sometimes she likes to look at the pictures or help turn the page and other times she's content to just sit and watch/listen.

Spoon is a story about a utensil (spoon) who spends a lot of time thinking he'd be better off if he was a different utensil (fork or chop sticks), but he realizes there are good reasons to be himself!

All Bears Need Love is the story of a bear who finds a home with bears different from himself, which makes it a great story about adoption.

Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick tells the story of two sisters. The older one is forced to share her peppermint stick when it falls and breaks in half.

The Napping House is a spinoff of This is the House that Jack Built nursery rhyme. There's no real 'lesson' to take away here, but it is a fun one to read (if you don't mind repeating yourself).

The Jesus Storybook Bible (not pictured) is another favorite and probably the most read in our house. The illustrations are beautiful and I love how familiar stories come alive in a new way!

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