It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/11/13

MondayReadingIt’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

LearntoTieaTieA 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

MrZingersHatThis 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

WingWingBrothersMathMy 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

BinBallyhooSo 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

 Captain No BeardI cannot read this book enough times to my son.  He LOVES it!

6.  The Zoo’s Annual Piggyback Ride by Matt Harrington and

ZoosAnnualPiggybackRaceAnother 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

PoopendousWe’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

TownMouseCountryMouseA 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

LemonadeinWinter“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

Owly&WormySpeaking 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.





FTC Disclosures: I received a review copy from some of the authors listed above.  No other compensation was received.  The opinions expressed here are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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