We are over the 100 book mark and on the wall! Book selections of late have been real winners too. On one quick run into the library, I grabbed a dozen at random including a cute looking book titled Little Oink and its companion book Little Hoot. We read Oink first and then Hoot. As we were going through Hoot, I stopped halfway through in disbelief. I suddenly recognized the owl family from a poster I’ve had tucked away for nearly a decade! When I worked at the library, Julie put up this poster and I counted the days until it would be taken down because I wanted to keep it for my future children’s play area. It never occurred to me that there was a book associated with it. It felt like a real full circle moment and we will definitely be purchasing the collection.

  1. Little Hoot by Amy Krause Rosenthal: Noted above
  2. Little Oink by Amy Krause Rosenthal: Noted above
  3. H.O.R.S.E by Christopher Myers
  4. Leo A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett
  5. Sisters of Scituate Light by Stephen Krensky
  6. Please, Puppy Please by Spike Lee
  7. How to Cheer Up Dad by Fred Koehler: This one is on the buy list. Adorable drawings that pull at my heart and a sweet little elephant who reminds me of Lucas.
  8. It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon by Jarrett Krosoczka
  9. Playtime? by Jeff Mack
  10. Thunderboy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
  11. Oustanding in the Rain by Frank Viva: This creative book has fun cutouts and pictures. There are so many objects in the book I want to label them in Spanish for future reads.
  12. The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara
  13. Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers
  14. Violet & Victor Write the Best Ever Bookworm Book by Alice Kupers
  15. Same Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw: I love books that promote diversity and shows that we are all unique but human. This book tells the story of two boys. One in India and the other in America.
  16. The Tweedles Go Electric by Monica Kulling
  17. Orangutanka by Margarita Engle
  18. Nuts in Space by Elys Dolan
  19. Harry and Horsie by Katie Van Camp: I love a good little boy story and this book has a cute story and cute art. The art reminded Danny of FallOut.
  20. Green As A Bean by Karla Kuskin
  21. The Winter Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown
  22. The Ok Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  23. Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom by Bill Martin: I read this book 100x when I was in kindergarten. It’s fun reading my old favorites to Lucas now.
  24. Bobo the Sailor by Eileen Rosenthal
  25. How to Bake a Book by Ella Burfoot
  26. Chowder by Peter Brown: My nickname was Chowder as a baby so this book gets a mention for that reason alone. Cute drawings and story are a bonus.
  27. Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
  28. The Tree House That Jack Built by Bonnie Verbug: A twist on the classic nursery rhym ‘This Is the House That Jack Built’.
  29. Hugs & Kisses by Christopher Lapy
  30. But Not the Hipotamus by Sandra Boynton
  31. Waking Up Down Under by Carol Votaw: An educational book that teaches you about Australian wildlife.
  32. Puppies! Elmo’s World
  33. What Does Violet See? Raindtops & Puddles by Julie Aigner-Clark
  34. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  35. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  36. Hopper & Wilson by Maria Van Lieshat: Beautiful artwork and a heartfelt story that could be a Disney movie.
  37. Lizette’s Green Sock by Catharina Valck
  38. Papa and the Pioneer Quilt by Jean Van Leewen
  39. The Museum by Susan Verde: I’m a sucker for any book that promotes museum visits!
  40. Little Red Henry by Linda Urban
  41. Young Frank Architect by Frank Viva: See above. This book is published by the MOMA, it incorporates art by famous Franks and a grandfather and grandson learning from each other.
  42. Max the Brave by Ed Vere
  43. The Best Time of Day by Eileen Spinelli
  44. Duck & Goose Colors by Tad Hills
  45. Peekaboo Baby by Tiger Tales
  46. Max and the Won’t Go to Bed Show by Mark Sperring
  47. The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring: Another book with lots of art that can be labeled to help both of us learn Spanish
  48. When I Feel Scared by Cornelia Maude Spelman
  49. Lucy & Lenny by Philip Stead.
  50. The Sunflower Sword by Mark Sperring: In today’s world books that promote peace over violence will always win points with me.

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