(Photo Above: Julianna received a book of her choice for completing the Summer Reading Program - YAY
and a Sticker which clearly belongs on our forehead!)
Another milestone met - 300 different children books read with Julianna in total since the end of January.
It has been a fun challenge to take on as a family and work to expand our book themes authors and characters.
Thank you Loudoun County Public Library for challenging us parents to get reading with our kids!
Typically a trip to the library for us involves a storytime or music time - or this recently one of the many awesome free summer programs they have been hosting. Click here to view the Events Page for Loudoun County Libraries. Then we bring our large bag of books to return and begin the process of walking up and down the aisle together looking at the books highlighted in the stands and grabbing the ones that fit the season we are in or life moments i.e. summer/spring or potty training.
More often than not the books pulled out by the librarians have a theme and we follow up but pulling other books from the shelves that match. Julianna is not at the age where she loves to run down a hallway and the aisle lined with tall book cases are her favorite. The cutest part is she will be mid run down an aisle and stop on a dime after spotting a book cover she likes grab it and keep on going to the nearest table and chair to try and read it right then and there. We have been blessed with a little one who loves to read.
As shared before we have kept track of these books title and authors, ranked them and saved notes on the stories and illustrations. If you are ever looking for a good gift or a book for your own child let me know happy to provide recommendations. Additionally send any recommendations you have our way we would love to check them out and include them on our quest to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. (Thinking we may need to up this goal!)
Lastly, have decided to have a blog post that will be home to all of the books we have read and can
then be easily searched to see what is on the list. Stay tuned to when this will be posted
Here are our top books from the 200-300 list- there were so many 5 and 4 star books!
5 Star Books
I am Going to Give You a Bear Hug! By Caroline B Cooney and Illustrated by Tim Warnes
I Like Old Clothes by Mary Ann Hoberman and Patrice Barton
A Lullaby for Little One by Dawn Casey Illustrated by Charles Fudge
Seven Little Bunnies by Julie Stiegemeyer Illustrations by Laura J. Bryant
Ding Dong Gorilla by Michelle Robinson
The Sandwich Shop by Her Majesty the Queen Rania Al Abdoullah
If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul
Brave by Disney Princess Series Box Collection
Princess and the Frog by Disney Princess Series Box Collection
Pocahontas by Disney Princess Series Box Collection
4 Star Books
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Breaking News: Bears to the Rescue by David Biedrzycki
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrea
Born to Read by Judy Sierra
The Granddaughters Necklace by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Two of a Kind by Jacqui Robbins
Josephine Wants to Dance by Jackie French Illustrated by Bruce Whatley
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
Heaven is For Real by Colton Burpo
Where is Spot? By Eric Hill
Splash by Flora McDonnell
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Baby Bear’s Chair by Jane Yolen
A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston & Sylvia Long
What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? By Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
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