Ok, it’s Monday and time for your weekly library visit, and every week you have the same question. Which read aloud should you choose? You are looking for some titles that are good bed time reads for kids of various ages, because after all, with two or three little ones, wouldn’t it be better to read one chapter to all of them each night, rather than reading a total of three chapters?? Also, what picture books should you bring home? And which chapter books would most intrigue your third grader (or any other age elementary kiddo)? You ARE going to find time to go to the library, but you certainly DON’T have the time to search for the perfect books for all of your little ones. You try to keep up with the new titles, but they are never on the shelf. Instead of a fun time, those trips to the library turn out to be just one more stressful errand in your week.
I would like to help you with those library visit dilemmas! Every week, watch for a post which includes picture book titles, chapter book titles, read aloud titles, as well as some links to posts that I think you might really enjoy. The book titles are linked to descriptions on Amazon and should be readily available in your libraries. And I want you to know that I haven’t come up with these titles on my own. Most came from my nieces and nephews and sons, (ages 17 – 39), when I polled them this summer. Many thanks to all of them! It was so much fun hearing about the favorite titles from their childhoods, and I’m sure their suggestions will help your kids find some new books that might be a perfect fit!
Kids’ books: Read Aloud
Mr. Poppers Penguins, by Richard Atwater
The Littles, by John Peterson
Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo
Kids’ books: picture books
Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson
Yoko by Rosemary Wells
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman
kids’ books: chapter books
Betsy Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Links for mom and dad to Enjoy
8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book Loving Kid
I hope some of these memorable and fun books will help you to find the just right books on your next library visit! And finally, will you help me with something? Which books do you suggest? Please let us all know in the comments below.
Have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!