Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tot Books on Thursdays #2: June 20, 2013

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It's time for Tot Books on Thursdays again where I showcase the ten books that we've been reading on repeat for the week.  These are the books that the boys have been handing us to read again and again.  I also share some of the books that my Facebook fans have been reading.

So join me every Wednesday on my Facebook page to share what you've been reading with your child and then again on Thursday on the blog to see what books have been showcased.

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Our Ten Books for the Week

1. The Cutest Critter by Marion Dane Bauer and Stan Tekeila

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K has been enjoying this book a lot.  He keeps referring to it as "ABC animals" even though it's not an ABC book.  He loves the picture of the mom with her child and the picture of the bear.

2. Little Quack's ABC's by Lauren Thompson with illustrations by Derek Anderson

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This ABC book has been popular with both boys over the years.  The illustrations are really cute and bright. Am I the only parent that giggles every time they read the name of Piddle the duck?  Yes, I'm almost 30 and I find myself chuckling at that name.

3. Tiny Bear's Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones with illustrations by Igor Oleynikov

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We received this book as a gift for J's baptism.  The boys love this book!  It's like a stuffed animal with a book inside.  The book features some Bible stories in the form of short rhyming poems being read to Tiny Bear.

4. Hello Baby Animals by Roger Priddy

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This book is great for babies.  It's a high contrast board book with cute animal illustrations.  J likes to help K identify all the animals in this book.

5. Hello Baby Words by Roger Priddy

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Again, a high contrast board book for babies.  J and K enjoy reading this book together just like the book above.

6. Baby Colors Rachael Hale

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K has always enjoyed looking at books with babies in them, more so than J ever did.  On one of our trips to the library last week, K picked out this book by himself.  We have borrowed it before and I am sure he recognized it.  He just calls it, "baby book."  I personally love the photographs in this book and the babies are so cute and squishy!

7. Hamsters Holding Hands by Kass Reich

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Here's a simple counting book that the boys love.  K has been particularly fond of this one lately and loves to point out the balloon and what he calls an umbrella (it's a pinwheel) on the cover.

8. The Other Colors: An ABC Book by Valerie Gates and Ann Cutting

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This ABC book is different from most for children in that it uses a lot of unfamiliar color words.  It has bright photographs and alliteration for every letter.  K is obsessed with this book this week.

9. M is for Monster by RH Disney

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Here's an ABC book based on the movie Monsters, Inc.  I found this book at the annual book sale that the local symphony holds every spring.  It cost me 75 cents and has been well loved since the moment I brought it home.

10. My First Number Board Book by DK Publishing

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A giant board book filled with numbers.  It even goes beyond the typical numbers 1-10, which I love since both boys have moved on from those first ten numbers a long time ago.

What the Fans are Reading This Week

Here are some of the books that my Facebook fans have been reading:

  1. Doggies by Sandra Boynton (shared by Katriona)
  2. My First Book of Sushi by Amy Wilson Sanger (shared by Blayne)
  3. Duck Goes Potty by Michael Dahl with illustrations by Oriol Vidal (shared by Ashlee)
  4. Pony Brushes His Teeth by Michael Dahl (shared by Ashlee)
  5. Creepella von Cacklefur #4: Return of the Vampire: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure by Geronimo Stilton (shared by Katriona)
I hope you'll join us next week (and every week) for another list of great children's books!  And be sure to tell us what children's books you've been reading in the comments.

Check out previous Tot Books on Thursdays here.


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