As someone who grew up as an avid reader it is my hope to raise my daughter to be someone who loves books and learning. I had tried to encourage reading by reading to her since she was a newborn. My mother and I try to take her to the library several times a month. The public library is a great way to save money by requesting books in the topics that you are interested in. Our library receipt includes a “you saved” portion just like Kohl’s or similar retailors. Per our last library receipt we saved over $370 dollars by checking out books from the library instead of purchasing them.
Here is the list of books that we have checked out so far this month to correspond with our letters of the month.
1. The Ants Go Marching (the large book) from the publisher Child’s Play. We loved this version as the extra large size made it easier for her to count the ants. It also has fun cut outs on the pages that she likes to stick her fingers through.
2. Baby Alligator by Ginger L Clarke
3. The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
4. Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
5. There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
6. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
7. Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator by Mo Willems
8. Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
9. Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
10. Acorn to Oak Tree by Lisa Herrington
11. Zack’s Alligator by Shirley Mozelle
12. Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss
13. Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
14. ABC T-Rex by Bernard Most
1. Blueberries for the Queen by John and Katherine Paterson
2. Bam Boom by Guido van Genechten. This one has been an instant hit in our house due to the fact that it includes press here buttons for each animal’s instrumentals. From a mom perspective it’s great as you can turn it on and off on the back.
3. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. This book has also become a favorite at story time. We will act out the action likely splashing through the river. We have read this over and over since bringing it home.
4. Bunny’s Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Do you have any suggestions for other books we may enjoy? Leave us a comment and let us know.