Picture Books

Book Recommendations 10/17/17

Picture book recommendations for this week. Have you visited your local library?


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What a week. My husband and I got a case of either the stomach flu or food poisoning, which makes it way harder than I thought it would take care of M. I’ve suffered from stomach issues since my early 20s so I am much weaker when hit by the stomach bug than my husband. I was/am so thankful that he was able to stay home and help me take care of M while I slept. But needless to say, even with my husband here, M and I read a lot of books in bed this week.

Here is this week’s list of recommended books:

  1.  Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein – This may be wishful thinking on my part but I have already noticed that M likes dinosaur books. He gets so mesmerized by the picture. This book is no exception. I love this book and have read it many times in my classroom. It is super easy and short but really cute.
  2.  Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems – I love love love Mo Willems. He is such a great author and his books usually have a lesson embedded in them. Is your child having a hard time with social-emotional concepts like sharing, waiting, being assertive? Check out Mo Willems Elephant and Piggie books. Are you looking for something funny? Check out the Pigeon books. Are you just looking for a story to read? Try the Knuffle Bunny trilogy. I have loved all the books he has written. Also, this book was awarded a Caldecott Award.
  3.  Help! the Wolf Is Coming! by Cedric Ramadier – I love this book. I have a soft spot in my heart for books that make you a part of the story. In this book to keep the wolf from getting you, you have to shake the book, turn it upside down, etc. Making it easier to get kids involved in the story.
  4.  Who Done It? by Olivier Tallec – If you enjoy look and find books you will love this book. It is a great way to introduce kids to look and find books. There is a page of 8 “people” and you have to find “who is nervous?” or “who is in disguise?” etc. There is a whole series, we also checked out Who What Where?. These books are a little advanced for M since he is only 4 months old…But I am including them here because I want to remember the names when he is ready for these books.

Last week people were sharing with me that they don’t really go to their local library…Do you get to the library with your family? What are the obstacles that keep you from going?


If you are interested in How to Build a Love of Reading in Your Family, Why it’s Important to Read to Babies, or last weeks book recommendations see the previous blog posts.



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19 replies on “Book Recommendations 10/17/17”

My daughter loves to read, these are all great recommendations. Going to look into some of these books to put on her Christmas list! Thanks for sharing


Thanks for the recommendations, my daughter loves to read! I am going to look into these books to put on her Christmas list! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on each book


This is a great list am going through books picking out the ones I would like my daughter to try. you just gave me ideas


This is a list that many parents will enjoy having. I loved reading picture books to my kids when they were young. There can never be enough book options!


I hope your husband is feeling better! We have Knuffle Bunny series in our house its a big hit. I’m going to take Ruth to the library this weekend to get a few of these books!


We read to our girls all the time when they were growing up. I truly believe it made an enormous difference in their lives and who they grew up to be. Not only are you spending quality time with your children when you read to them but you can use storybooks to instill the values you want them to have later in life.


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