This month I plan to post resources to help parents as they try to raise a reader. Perhaps through the resources I share, you’ll find something to help you engage your child in reading over the summer (and beyond!).
Over the weekend, I started thinking about how I might be able to shake things up a bit around my own house this summer. We read all the time, and often times I wonder if my kids are getting a bit bored with the books we read. I certainly do sometimes! So, I decided to turn to my Twitter friends and Facebook followers to get their opinion on picture books. I asked for their top two favorite new or semi-new picture books.
I figure, if I feel the need to shake things up a bit in my house this summer, you just might feel the same! So, I’m super excited to share the list with you. I’ve listed contributors by their Twitter name and if they have a blog, I’ve noted that as well:
@TeachJohnson suggested Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
Justine blogs at Random Thoughts of a Teacher
@Cathy_Blackler suggested Adios, Oscar!: A Butterfly Fable by Peter Elwell
Cathy blogs at Picture Books, Novels and Bios, Oh My!
@TWRCtankcom suggested Piggie Pie! by Margie Palatini and Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz
Julie blogs at TWRCtank
My current favorites are My Garden by Kevin Henkes and Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct
by Mo Willems. The latter isn’t exactly new, but is a current favorite. And, while I have heard of all of the books recommended here, I have not read any of them to my children yet, so I believe a trip to the book store or the library is in order today (the first day of summer vaca for my kiddos!)
What are your top two favorite picture books to read with children? Leave them in the comments or join the discussion on Facebook!
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