This post is about books. I just realized my last post was also about books, so maybe this is turning into a book blog. I promise to write about something other than books, soon :) But for today, I want to share a new series I'm excited about: Kid Lit.
We're big book lovers in our house (ermmm...I'M a big book lover and am doing my best to turn my kids and husband into book lovers, too.) We frequent the library and I'm always scouring Amazon for new titles to add to our home shelves. In this series, I'll be sharing recent faves with you!
I'm trying to borrow and buy books that are lovely, both in storyline and aesthetics. Books that show diversity and cultures around the world. Books that help them appreciate art. Books that point my kids (and me) to Jesus. There's so, so many books for kids out there - it can be overwhelming! My hope is to share the good ones here.
Here's my first round-up of books I grabbed from the library and really, really loved:
1. Little Humans by Brandon Stanton // Brandon is best known for Humans of New York, and this is a pint-sized version, showing many of his "Today in microfashion" photographs. Just a fun one to flip through with kids and babies (who love to look at faces and people!)
2. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle // Eric Carle is a classic, and this is not one I'd read before. It tells the story of the life cycle of a flower, with beautiful illustration, as always. I like the reminder that big things can come from tiny beginnings!
3. Mary: The Mother of Jesus by Tomie DePaola // This book includes many stories of the Bible featuring Jesus' mother, with gorgeous illustrations. A definite classic for the Christian home.
4. Today I Feel... by Madalena Moniz // A lovely book to help young kids name those often BIG feelings. I really loved this one.
5. City Atlas by Georgia Cherry // 30 gorgeous city maps, with tons of things to point out and find together.
7. The Lady of Guadalupe by Tomie DePaola // I love all of Tomie DePaola's books, and this was no exception. A beautiful rendering of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
8. Roadwork by Sally Sutton // Xavier is SUPER into trucks and tractors right now, so I'm always on the hunt for books featuring these that aren't super lame. This one is a winner - cute illustrations, fun language (lots of sound words which is great for his speech development) and features a tiny bit of diversity. (She also has "Construction", which we liked, and I want to check out "Demolition" too.)
What are your favorite kid books? I'd love to know! XO!