Saturday, January 28, 2012

Book Challenge - Best Books

This year Xander and I are doing a book challenge, where we are trying to read 1500 unique books (in addition to our normal, repeated favorites).  With the shear volume of books, I figure we are bound to come across some great books and some not so great books.  Since I love getting good book recommendations, I thought I would try to share our favorite finds each week.  It will also be a nice resource for me to look back on, should we decide to do it again another year.

Xander's Favorite
Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder

This book has pictures that move as you open the pages.  Xander loved watching them move!  It also has large font and a positive message, which I like.  We will have to look for other similar books.

Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi
Xander really liked this book and wanted to read it multiple times.  It is repetitive and rhymy, because it is actually a song.  I got belly laughs from him when I put actions to it while reading.  I read it to my own tune, since I didn't remember the song.  Afterward we went to YouTube to watch Raffi sing it:

Mommy's Favorite
The Kissing Hand by Ruth E Harper and Nancy M Leak

I know most people are familiar with this book, but it was one we read this week for that was "new" on our book list challenge.  It is such a sweet story, I don't know how any mom could resist.  

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