In honor of National Children's Book Week I'd like to share a list of the most read children's books here at our house.
1. Animals dancing, fast rhyming beat make reading this book a wonderful treat!
2. Princesses (little girls) ROCK!
3. Some girls like more bling than others. Fancy Nancy will remind you of at least one girl you know who likes to take dressing up, decorating, eating, etc. one step farther.
4. The best thing about this book. . . mom (me) really does go and jump on the bed!
5. Classics like this are always a hit.
6. My favorite illustration is the mouse when he's thirsty. Reminds me of my kids.
7. This rebus read-along gets everyone involved.
8. What happens when you eat too many pink cupcakes? This was an instant hit with Cookie whose favorite color is pink.
9. This one's fun to sing as you read the book.
10. By far, Mr. Ferrero Rocher's favorite book to read to the kids. Who can pass up the pig using his pneumatic drill or dynamite in his attempts to get the wolves?
11. We LOVE when the bookmobile comes to our house every other week. This rhyming story tells what happens when the bookmobile visits the zoo. My girls have this one memorized!
And finally, two of our favorite read-alouds:
12. Written by the author of Pollyanna, this book is delightful. Mr. Ferrero Rocher couldn't stand to wait anymore after we read a few chapters every night for three days. He stayed up late reading the rest of the book himself.
13. Someone seriously needs to make a movie about this book. Like the Little House on the Prairie series, Little Britches is a true story of life in the west for Ralph Moody as he was growing up. Great, great book that boys especially will love!
Take the time this week to snuggle on the couch reading books to your children no matter what age they are. It builds wonderful memories and strong bonds. For terrific ideas to encourage reading for children of any age visit Scribbit's posts here and here.
What books are favorites amongst the children at your house?
For the next several days I will be posting about the World Congress of Families. This year it is being held in Sydney, Australia. Remember how we helped to raise funds for Angela to attend? She is sending daily reports of the presentations, interviews she is able to have, and more. I am excited to share with you what she is experiencing. There are so many around the world - politicians, religious leaders, community organizers, trained professionals, and others - who are dedicated to defending the family. I will try to post each day's events in order so you are not reading them backwards as you scroll down. I have broken up Angela's summaries into several posts so it isn't overwhelming to see a HUGE post. Remember, if you have any questions you would like her to ask when she gives her interviews, leave them in the comments and I will pass them along to her.