Friday, October 26, 2012

our favorite children's books


Choosing a favorite children's book is a hard task, I discovered. There are so many books filled not only with wonderful stories and illustrations, but with nostalgia and happy memories from my childhood to the time I was a new mother with a fresh baby in my arms. After going through our entire library, I was able to narrow it down to the five most requested titles in our house for a guest post over at Apartment Therapy. We love each one of these books!


We spent one of our usual afternoon reading times with the camera set up on a tripod to take some pictures, and I let the girls take turns pressing the remote (which can be quite entertaining when you look through the pictures later). It was a nice excuse to capture this everyday scene of me with my two girls by my side and a big pile of books on the floor.

I love reading with them. It helps ground us. It makes us stop what we are doing and brings us together, and lets me at least forget about the laundry and all of the little or big messes around the house. It lets me snuggle with my always on-the-go girls, and if our day is going south sitting down to read books is the best reset button for us.


If you had to pick, what is your favorite children's book? I would love to know.

9 comments:

  1. My favorite children's book is "the Giving tree". The first time I read it I cried.

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  2. Oh that's so sweet; love the photos and congrats on the guest post! My daughter's current fave is a picture/storybook of The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers, and my son's is No David!! ;)

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  3. Each Peach Pear Plum! I LOVED that book as a little girl! One of my all-time favorites though, is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. The illustrations are just beautiful, and the story itself is lovely as well.

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  4. I have such a love for children's books! I am creating a beautiful library for my expectant twins! The Little Red Hen is an all time favorite! Love your pics!
    Have a great weekend!
    Carly

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  5. Corduory. Gypsy Girl's Best Shoes. Anything by Oliver Jeffers.

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  6. Children's books are the best!! I'm actually re-reading my way through the Narnia series at the moment. They're so magical! =) x

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  7. we love 'pumpkin moonshine'. my daughter loves 'corduroy'. my little guy loves 'chocolate me'. :)

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  8. We love the "Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown.

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  9. The Olivia series by Ian Falconer!

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