Children's Books

So my husband and I have passed our love for reading along to our daughter, Portia. At three, reading is already one of her favorite activities and the library one of her favorite places. I am not going to go digging back into books from the past right now, but thought I would share a few picks as we find ones that we like from the library. Whenever we get a particularly good one, I'll share it here. For now, here are a few we've been reading and enjoying lately.
Happy reading!

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp
All the World by Liz Scanlon (I love the art in this one)
Read to Tiger by S.J. Fore
Mr. Tuggles Troubles by LeeAnn Blankenship
Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel
Little Bear's Trousers by Jane Hissey
Ladybug Girl Dresses Up by David Soman and Jacky Davis
High Five with Julius by Paul Frank (this is from days past, but a great book for little one's learning to high five!)

More books we've enjoyed...

My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Fancy Nancy and The Posh Puppy by Jane O'Connor
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss
A Balloon for Isabel by Deborah Underwood
Sneezy Loise by Irene Breznak
The Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg
The Listening Walk by Paul Showers
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
The Little Red Fish by Taeeun Yoo (I love the artwork in this)
Supersister by Beth Cadena
Hobbledy Clop by Pat Brisson
Oma and Bobo by Amy Schwartz
Sheila Rae, the Brave by Kevin Henkes
Benny's Pennies by Pat Brisson (love this)
Can You Make a Scary Face by Jan Thomas (Portia's current fun!)
Oma's Quilt
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Summerhouse Time by Eileen Spinelli

Some great board books for little ones...

I Kissed The Baby by Mary Murphy (Portia's favorite book as a young infant. Simple, fun, black and white with pops of bright colors.)
Millie Moo by Camilla Moody (Holden loves to play with this book on his own.)
Peek-a Who by Nina Laden (Super cute and simple. Both kids love it.)
Love Bugs (and other pop-up bug books) by David A. Carter (Fun pop-ups, silly bugs, for a little older toddlers who are past the grab and tear stage.)
Belly Button Book by Sandra Boyton (We read this one A LOT when Portia was a toddler.)
Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boyton (Adorable. Sing-songy.)
Good Night Country Store by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper (So fun. Lots to observe and point out in the pictures so it grows with your child.)
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell (Love it. And lift the flap books are always a hit!)
Bad Dog, Marley by John Grogan (She loved saying, "Bad dog, Marley!" whenever Marley got into trouble.)
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle (Love this book. Sweet story. Fun animal sounds.)
Good Morning, Good Night! A touch and feel bedtime book (They love touch and feel books as toddlers.)
All Dr. Suess's Bright and Early Board Books, like The Foot Book, ABC and Go, Dog, Go! (These are all great. We have about ten of these.)
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (Classic.)
Bunny's Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown (Fun read. We read it a lot when Portia was younger.)
Time For Bed  by Mem Fox (Soothing, sweet bedtime book.)
How Do I Love You by P.K. Hallinan (Sweet.)
High Five with Julius! by Paul Frank (Simple. Interactive.)
Miss Spider's New Car, Miss Spider's Tea Party and Miss Spider's ABC by David Kirk (I LOVE Kirk's illustrations! I found these three in a box set.)
And a recent purchase I'm in love with...Otis by Loren Long