It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a fantastic meme hosted over at Teach Mentor Texts. Here they have a lot of great children’s book recommendations — and lots of picture book recommendations, too. Please go check them out and link up with them to share your recommendations.
Here are the top 10 books that my two-and-a-half-year-old son and I have read and enjoyed over and over and over again this past week.
1. Learn to Tie a Tie with the Rabbit & the Fox by Sybrina Durant and illustrated by Donna Marie Naval
A fun activity book that teaches you how to tie a tie! A mnemonic along with a song on the author’s website. (Click on the title to go to the link.) A catchy tune and and a great way to learn! Admittedly, this book was a little too advanced for my son right now — but I enjoyed it and I now know how to tie a tie. My son will love it when he gets a little older and learns to tie a tie.
2. Mr. Zinger’s Hat by Cary Fagan and Illustrated by Dusan Petricic
This book had both my son and me enthralled. My husband also really enjoyed it. We’ll never peer into a hat without looking for a story again! A sweet and wonderful story that is absolutely magical!
3. The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular by Ethan Long
My two-year-old son knows what an equals sign means, what a greater than sign means, and what a less than sign means all after reading this book. He also now knows that farts have the power to scatter ducks, too.
4. Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo? The Most Amazing, Bizarre, and Celebrated Circus Performers by The Spectacular, Never-Before-Seen Carlyn Beccia
So many interesting things to learn about the circus! This book is beautiful, fun, and lively. Interesting enough for a two-year-old boy but fascinating enough for an adult.
5. Captain No Beard by Carol P. Roman
I cannot read this book enough times to my son. He LOVES it!
6. The Zoo’s Annual Piggyback Ride by Matt Harrington and
Another book my son could not love more! It’s fun and exciting with a great rhythm to it.
7. Poopendous! by Artie Bennett and Illustrated by Mike Moran
We’ve been reading this book for awhile now. My son will randomly quote passages from this book. Yesterday he was talking about wombat cubes and today he was saying that he hopes a bird doesn’t poop on his head. 🙂
8. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: An Aesop Fable Retold & Illustrated by Helen Ward
A beautiful and elegant retelling of the fable. The illustrations are breathtaking.
9. Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins and G. Brian Karas
“Lemon lemon LIME, lemon LIMEADE!” is now regularly sung around our home. This is a very interesting book about two children running a lemonade stand in the winter. It talks a lot about running a business and counting money. My son has been asking me more about money lately and asking me if things are on sale and if we can buy things. This was a great book to introduce him to business and money.
10. Owly & Wormy Bright Lights and Starry Nights! by Andy Runton
Speaking of rereading books many, many times: We have enjoyed Owly & Wormy Bright Lights and Starry Nights! tremendously! It is fun, sweet, good, and kind. This is a book we’ll be enjoying for a long time to come.
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I love it! I probably need the picture book on how to tie a tie here in middle school for the athletes when they have to dress up! Thanks for the heads up on this one!
My pleasure! If you check out the website there’s an animated video of how to tie a tie as well.
great list! We also love the Owly books, in both picture book and graphic novel format, too.
Owly is strong! So glad to know others love it, too! Thank you stopping by!
Haha, I could probably use that book about learning how to tie a tie! Thanks for stopping by!
Oh, my kids love Owly!! We haven’t read that one yet.
🙂 It’s a treat. Thanks for the comment!
Lots of fun books! I so want to read the Ballyhoo book. There is a non-fiction PT Barnum book that was fascinating (not a picture book, definitely for an older child) but so interesting. Thanks for joining in!
Thanks for hosting it! It’s Monday! Is a great idea and meme.
I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!