As part of Family Literacy Day, I had a chance to read to my daughter in her classroom this morning, which was a nice treat. For us, reading is a nice go-to family activity that we all enjoy.
We’ve been through a lot of picture books. Below are some of our favourites.
- The Dumpster Diver
- Freight Train
- The Golden Goose
- I Want My Hat Back
- Pete the Cat
- Something from Nothing
- Becoming Babe Ruth
- Building Our House
- Pluto’s Secret
- Ralph Masiello’s Drawing Books
- The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle
- Boo Hoo Bird
- Fancy Nancy
- Iggy Peck, Architect / Rosie Revere, Engineer / Ada Twist, Scientist
- Mr Putter and Tabby
- Strega Nona
- Tacky the Penguin
- Thomas the Tank Engine
Your local library should have these available. The VPL certainly does. Personally, I would recommend against buying these books at a store because:
- Your kids (or you!) will tire of them
- They take up space even after you’re done with them
- They cost money
I’m fairly confident that we read more (and a greater variety) because we use the library and are therefore not constrained by space or money. We probably read 300 books last year and purchased 0.
While it’s true that e-books also don’t take up (physical) space, they’re not going to displace picture books anytime soon.