My Favorite Picture Books
November is Picture Book Month! Many of us have fond memories of our favorite picture books, whether we read them ourselves, with family members, at school, or even at a storytime at the library!
My daughter is turning 6 at the end of the month, and these are a few of the books that we keep coming back to at bedtime:
A book with no pictures tops a list full of picture books? Trust me. You'll get a feel for the book as soon as it tells you that whoever is reading a book has to read every word, whether they want to or not. This is why you will find yourself saying things you never would have dreamed of.
The story is told from the point of view of Duncan's crayons through a series of letters (written in crayon of course!), so the personality of each crayon really shines through. Did you know yellow and orange are both certain that they are the color of the sun and their fighting is driving green crazy? All Duncan wanted to do was color! Read to the end to find out how he solves their problems and returns harmony to the crayon box.
Just when Duncan thought it was safe to open his crayon box, he receives a stack of postcards in the mail from crayons he used to have. Some ran away and some were left behind, but they all want to come home. There's even a glow-in-the-dark page, which always receives a big smile. (We really like these Crayons books by Drew Daywalt.)
Stories that rhyme are my favorite ones to read out loud at bedtime, and stories with animals doing silly things are some of my daughter's favorites to listen to.
Recommended by: PR Librarian Lauren and her daughter Samantha.