What the Kids are Reading (in February 2014)

The last round of library books I brought home for my kids weren’t that popular with them, so most of what we’ve been reading have been our old favorites from our own bookshelves. I’m hoping my memory & searching hasn’t failed me, but I’ve tried to list some new-to-the-blog ones we’ve been enjoying:

George and the DragonGeorge and the DragonGeorge and the Dragon by Chris Wormell by Chris Wormell

I have no idea why this didn’t make it on our Favorite Picture Books list, because it definitely should have. A brain freeze that made me forget it? Both kids love it, and both have memorized huge portions of the text. The fact that they get to roar like a dragon during the recitation is a huge bonus.

Little Blue TruckLittle Blue Truck Board BookLittle Blue Truck by Alice Schertle illustrated by Jill McElmurry by Alice Schertle; illustrated by Jill McElmurry

If I was rewriting the Favorite Board Books post, this one would make it. A gift from grandma, they love the pictures, and the fun rhymes, and the opportunity to make so many fun barnyard animal sounds. Plus honk like a dump truck.

Little PookieLittle PookieLittle Pookie by Sandra Boynton by Sandra Boynton

Really, any of the Little Pookie books, but this one has the fun line about wearing daddy’s shirt, which is hi-lar-i-ous to my two.

Machines at WorkMachines at Work Board BookMachines at Work  by Byron Barton by Byron Barton

I can’t remember if it was Anne or Jessica who gave me the heads-up on this one, but my son loved it for the longest time. Now he’s liking trying to read the words of it, so the appeal has continued somewhat.

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  1. The Pookie books were our favorites…makes me miss my girls being little enough to enjoy them. They’re some of the only books I saved when my girls outgrew them, just couldn’t find it in me to part with them. So adorable. (I’ve never seen the Little Pookie one, though. Must be new.)

    • I’m glad I haven’t yet reached the point of figuring out which books to save after my kids outgrow them – I think it’s going to be most of them, so culling them down will be (or would be) difficult.

  2. We LOVE “Little Blue Truck” at our house. It’s been one of my little guy’s favorites since he was about a year old. Our copy was a gift from grandma too, and now it’s one of my go-to books for baby gifts. The rhymes are so good, I still get some of the lines stuck in my head from time to time.
    “Oink, Quack, Baaa,
    Moo, Cluck, Peep,
    Neigh, Croak Maaa,
    Beep, Beep, Beep!”

    • The rhymes are fantastic – that’s always a big thing for me for a book to be a favorite for all of us.

      “Little Blue Truck came down the road …”

      And now I’m going to guess that you couldn’t help yourself and you’ve completed that line. ๐Ÿ™‚

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