Every week, Franklin and I hit the library for some new books. He loves our story time, and I always wanted to keep a record of what we enjoyed reading together. These are all the books we are currently enjoying (we usually check out about 15). If you have kids around his age, you can log on to your library’s website and request for them to be put on hold. Then, enjoy a rainy afternoon with your child and a pile of books!
At 3 years and 1 month, Franklin was enjoying:
Frangoline and the Midnight Dream by Clemency Pearce – the adorable tale of a well behaved little girl who turns into a fearless red haired minx at bedtime.
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – I can’t stop quoting the ending of this book, when Spoon tells his parents he can’t sleep. They tell him “Come, snuggle! Come, spoon!” and I love saying it to Franklin when he wants a hug!
Blackberry Banquet by Terry Pierce – Franklin loves blackberries in the spring and summer. I bet they make up the majority of his caloric intake when they’re in season. So, of course, he loved this book full of animals feasting on wild blackberries.
The King Who Wouldn’t Sleep (Andersen Press Picture Books) by Debbie Singleton – the king won’t sleep so suitors can’t talk to his daughter… Until a clever farmer tricks him into counting a hundred sheep.
Pouch! by David Ezra Stein – This guy writes the cutest books! This story of a scared little kangaroo who gets braver as he explores the world is just too adorable.
Barnyard Slam by Dian Curtis Regan – A poetry slam with barnyard animals, need I say more? Hilarious text and drawings.
Bawk & Roll (Chicken Dance) by Tammi Sauer – Franklin loves this book, even though I wonder if he really understands it. I’m thinking he just likes the gorgeous drawings!
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – Franklin loves learning about exclamation points, questions marks, and the like. This book about an exclamation point who feels different until he learns his strength is really nice.
Octopus Alone by Divya Srinivasan – Beautiful, beautiful drawings! An octopus wants to be left alone until he realizes that having friends is actually pretty cool. I think I liked it more than Franklin!