Quick Lit July 2015

Favorite Picture Books so far in 2015To go along with last month’s list of my favorite books of the first half of 2015, here are some quick looks at what have been our favorite picture books for the year so far. Because I’m always on the lookout for great books to read to my young ones, so maybe you are too. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Seven Silly EatersThe Seven Silly EatersThe Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman by Mary Ann Hoberman

Great language and wonderful illustrations made this silly book super fun for us all.

DruthersDruthersDruthers by Matt Phelan by Matt Phelan

Imaginative and I loved how my kids discovered the fun of the word “druthers” thanks to this book. Hearing a 3 year old talk about what she’d do if she had her druthers is hilarious.

Bear Snores OnBear Snores OnBear Snores On (The Bear Books) by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman

I love the clever use of text in Wilson’s books – how the varying font sizes helps my son see why I’m emphasizing what I do when I read it. Plus, it’s just a cute story.

John Philip DuckJohn Philip DuckJohn Philip Duck by Patricia Polacco by Patricia Polacco

A little history with our reading. Polacco is one of my favorites, and her books always captivate my kids.

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the WorldHow to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the WorldHow to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty, illustrated by Marc Simont by Faith McNulty, illustrated by Marc Simont

My son was OBSESSED with this book for several months. I had to read it so often I think we all about had it memorized, and he still talks about certain events from the book.

The Story about PingThe Story about PingThe Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack, illustrated by Kurt Wiese by Marjorie Flack, illustrated by Kurt Wiese

I adored this book, and my kids really liked it. So yes, I liked it more than they did. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cute little duck, and the story led to some great teachable moments.

For more peeks at what people are reading, head over to Modern Mrs. Darcy’s link-up!

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Comments

  1. I’d love to see more Usborne books on this list ๐Ÿ˜‰ the Seven Silly Eaters is a fun book!! I remember reading that one a lot.

    • We haven’t really finished any true picture books from Usborne this year, because you know I love their books! I think the only books of theirs we’ve finished have been some of the Frogs & Tadpoles / Chicks & Eggs variety. Which my kids really like, but aren’t ones that have us as excited to reread again and again and again like story books.

      • I find that true of myself personally. I can really enjoy a nonfiction book, but rarely do I read it more than once. Good to learn from though!

  2. I know you said your son is into Legos. We are selling three buckets at our Sept. garage sale for $10. I’m headed to your town for a book club tonight and wondered if you might be interested in buying them. If you are interested and tonight doesn’t work, I could always arrange to bring them when I come to next month’s meeting. E-mail me or message me on Facebook.

  3. I will add these to the list for my kids. The books seem right up my kids’ alley. They love the Bear books (lovely illustrations).

  4. I love The Bear Snores On – only problem is it always makes me hungry for popcorn!

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