What Are We Currently Reading at Bedtime?
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What are you reading to the kids at bedtime? The end of the day can sometimes be stressful. From dinner to the time the kids are finally in bed can easily feel like the longest part of the day. But, for us, it’s the most amount of time we share together each day. I try to be patient with everyone even when my patience is so very thin by days end. I want to end the day in a good way and often that is with our nightly story time. Pajamas are on, even mine, and eyes are tired. Reading a story while we all cuddle up in my bed is a great way to start to say goodnight.
I wanted to share some of our favorites that we’ve been reading on rotation the past few weeks. Maybe you are looking for some new additions to your book collection? Over the summer we collected and donated a HUGE amount of old books so now we have room for the new ones!
Mo Willems has been a favorite here for years now. My kids crack up over his stories and the illustrations are equally as awesome. Launching this Fall are a new beginning-reader series, Unlimited Squirrels. The first book in the series, I Lost My Tooth is hysterical and super fitting in my house as my oldest continues to loose teeth! In I Lost My Tooth!, Zoom Squirrel has lost a front tooth! The Squirrels leap into action when they discover the missing tooth is a baby tooth! Do you know more about teeth than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book! The book is available for pre-order with delivery on October 2nd.
Speaking of loosing teeth, did you know National Tooth Fairy Day was August 22nd? A new solo venture from the co-author of the bestselling Dork Diaries: How to Trick the Tooth Fairy by Erin Danielle Russell is about a prankster who wants to pull off the best prank of all—pranking the Tooth Fairy! Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passers by to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster! But is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usual tooth-taking business, Kaylee pranks her with a fake frog. As Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy try to out-prank one another, things get way out of hand, until the two finally see eye and eye and decide to share the crown! Available NOW!
What are some classic book titles that come to mind from your childhood? Anne of Green Gables was one of mine! BabyLit® Storybooks are a great way to introduce young readers to the classics with easy-to-read storylines and bright illustrations. In Anne of Green Gables, preschoolers get to know the beloved redheaded orphan Anne Shirley, who is sent to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert in Avonlea. Tag along with Anne on her adventures with her best friend Diana and classmate Gilbert as they explore Prince Edward Island. Easy-to-follow, engaging text, combined with original quotes and beautiful artwork, create a book to be treasured through childhood and beyond. I am so obsessed with this line of books for my kids. You can find so many other classics in the BabyLit® Storybook collection like Little Women, Moby Dick, Peter Pan, and Pride and Prejudice. These classics would make a great gift or heirloom collection to be passed along. Available for pre-order with delivery on October 9th.
And, lastly, Sleepy the Goodnight Buddy! Have a child who gets stressed or has a hard time settling down for bedtime? It is impossible not to crack up while reading this all-dialogue bedtime story by Drew Daywalt, the New York Times #1 best-selling author of THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT (Anthony likes to borrow this book every single time we have a library visit. Scott Campbell’s expressive illustrations bring home the hilarity. Roderick hates going to bed, and the young boy has become quite resourceful in coming up with ways to delay the dreaded hour when the lights must go out. Roderick’s loving parents–fed up with the distractions and demands that have become his anti-bedtime ritual–decide to get him a stuffed animal to cuddle with and help him wind down. However, Sleepy quickly proves to be a bit high-maintenance. Just when we fear the night may never end, Sleepy’s antics become too exhausting for Roderick to bear. Available NOW!
I hope you enjoy reading with your kids as much as T.J. and I do. My kids will pick up books without being prompted throughout the day when they want some chill time. I actually find myself telling my oldest to put the books down and go outside to play or ride her bike! Imagine. Words I never imagined I’d say!
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