Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A to Z Challenge: Volumes Of Books

Volumes of books

We have a lot of books in our home for the kids and it makes us very happy. There are quite a few books that are our favorites, so I thought I would mention a few series or authors that we have that have gotten a lot of use over the past few years.

Sandra Boynton books have been fundamental reads in our house; The Going To Bed Book, But Not The Hippopotamus, and Barnyard Dance to name a few. They are cute and the kids love them.

That’s Not My series by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (I believe they did the entire series) are great books that the kids loved to hold and touch. There’s a lot of interaction with these books because the kiddos just want to touch the different textures.

Pete the Cat books, via Eric Litwin and James Dean, were a favorite of Ads and slowly coming around to the little guy too. I Love My White Shoes, His Four Groovy Buttons, and His Magic Sunglasses are just a few of a bevy of smart stories that made Ads want to sing along during each telling of the story.

Meghan and I love that the kids are into books. The amount of time spent reading with them varies each day, so we’re always excited to bring in new stories to keep them interested; although, they always have favorites that they want us to reread. Sometimes we reach a limit to how many times in a row we can read a story, but we give it a couple before moving on in most cases.

I’m trying to remember how many times Meghan read I’m A Dirty Dinosaur to Marshall because he would not put the book down…8, 9?

I’m interested to see what books they will gravitate toward when they get older. I’m a science fiction, dystopian, and thriller kind of reader for the most part. Will they like some of my favorites?

Sphere by Michael Crichton
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
1984 by George Orwell
The Gun by Philip K. Dick
The Witches by Roald Dahl

What are your favorites?


  1. I love books! I read constantly, something, always.
    I am visiting from A-Z. ~McGuffy's Reader~

    1. Thank you for visiting! I try to keep a to-read list to make sure I don't forget about any books I want to get to in the future.

  2. My nieces & I had a lot of fun with the Sandra Boynton books too. They also enjoyed The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch. As they get older, the Goosebumps books are a lot of fun for boys and girls alike.

    Fun post. You brought back fond memories for me. Thank you. :-)

  3. Thank you for sharing!! I hope you and your husband are well. :) It seems like you both are very active with conventions for your books; that is FANTASTIC!!!

    Please let me know if you want any RTs or if I can help with anything. I am behind on my to-read list, but I am hoping I can read the other stories this summer.