Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kids and books

Friends, you might have seen my posting last week about my summer reading and love of books:

Thank you to a lot of you that shared recently with me some wonderful books that you've read. My amazon wish list grew a lot last week and I can't wait to start reading your recommendations. Thank you for sharing! :) Here are just some of the books I've added to my wish list because of your feedback:

Some of you know that I was an elemetary classroom teacher (11 years) before moving on to become a Title I math specialist, then working in the central office for my county, and now being an educational consultant. Those years spent in the classroom were amazing, fun, and exhausting! I read to my students every day- it didn't matter if I was teaching first grade or fifth grade. I hope that I passed on my love of reading and books to my students.

Now, being a mother to a 5 year old girl and a 3 year boy, reading is still very important and present in our home. We read every day in our house. While I am home with my kids this summer before school starts in early August (year round track here), we are taking full advantage of the Wake County public libraries in the Raleigh area. We can tell you which libraries have storytime and on which days. We have our favorites!

I tell you all of this to provide some framework about why I am sharing about my passion of reading and books on my decorating blog. You get the picture. :)

This  is my first time uploading a video into my blog.

Here is my 5 year old daughter, Bryce, "reading" when she was just a 1 year old (Genius for sure, don't you think?):

Here's the same little monkey 3 years later at age 4 still "reading" but this time she has an audience:

I wanted to share with you some of my all time favorite children's books in the hopes that you might share one of these books with a child in your life and that you will share with me some of your favorite children's books.

Here are some of old favorites from when I was a little girl:

Here are some favorites that I shared with my students:

Here are some favorites that my children and I love:

Did you see any of your favorites? What are some of your favorite children's books?

Happy reading & living-


  1. My new favorite to read to my daughter:
    "Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You"

  2. Thanks for sharing! I didn't know this book. I just added it to my amazon wish list. It looks beautiful! :)