Monday, March 21, 2011

On Books...

We have recently discovered a few books that we love at our house!
Isaac is bridging from simple readers into more complex (but still easy to read) chapter books. He loves "Nate the Great" books, which is a series of chapter books about a little boy who is a detective. Isaac has always loved anything to do with mysteries, so I think that is why they have been a great fit for him.

Graham discovered the "McDuff" books completely on his own at the library.


He likes to browse the aisles of the library and just pull out random books that look interesting to him. I am sure the library ladies love to see him coming, knowing that there will be a big pile of books that mommy has secretly filtered out of his collection that need to be reshelved. McDuff was one of the books he chose one day, and both of us instantly loved it. We returned to the library and got all of the others they had on the shelf and checked them out.

I love the simple story lines, set in the 1940's (?). The pictures are beautifully drawn.
I think Graham likes the stories because of McDuff's resemblance to this guy

And, this isn't a new discovery, but all three of us love the Knuffle Bunny books. They are so funny, and were obviously written by someone who has or had small children at one time. All three of us have a good laugh everytime we read a Knuffle Bunny book.

This is, by no means, an exhaustive list of our favorite children's books, but it is what has been on our shelf lately...

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