In honor of book club tonight, here is an email from a friend and then my follow-up response.
just wanted to ask how you know what books to buy for the kids. madie absolutely loves all the books that you’ve bought her, esp. Dear Zoo. she loves it so much i think we have to buy her a new one. Peek-a-Who is another bedtime favorite. she doesn’t really like the Dr. Seuss ones. anyway, i was thinking of buying her more and wanted to know where you bought them or if you have any other suggestions…
thanks auntie cathy!
thanks stepher, that totally made my easter sunday! the weather here is horrible (pouring rain and hail!) and i’m sick so it hasn’t been quite the holiday weekend i was looking forward to 🙁
i actually keep a running list of books that friends recommend to me and i also do research around the holidays / gift-giving time.
if you don’t have these, here are some good ones!
brown bear, what do you see
the little engine that could
ten little fingers and ten little toes
if you give a mouse a cookie (whole series)
i also have more book recs for when madie is older, too. but i’m saving those for her birthday!
it’s also hard to ascertain what kids like. i bought a friend’s kid some of the books that madie likes and i swear that kid doesn’t veer from this one really lame book that he has ripped apart. i don’t even think it’s that compelling! oh well.
so glad madie likes the books i got!