Every week at my house feels like children’s book week, but right now it’s official: May 2 – 8 is the 97th Annual Children’s Book Week. And because I’ve already shared five of her big sister’s favorite reads, I thought I’d give my younger daughter the opportunity to turn some pages. Her bedtime routine has gotten pretty adorable in recent months, tottering over to her book shelf to choose a few board books to read before lights out. Here’s what she’s bringing me most often:
- I am a Bunny is a sweet, simple story with really lovely illustrations by Richard Scarry. Smells like childhood.
- Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton is one of many beloved Boynton books in our house. The best part about this one, of course, is that you have to sing it.
- Baby Animals by Gyo Fujikawa is a book I’m guilty of wanting her to fall in love with – Fujikawa’s illustrations are incredibly charming, and mimicking animal sounds is a toddler rite of passage.
- Global Baby Girls by the Global Fund for Children weds a good cause with one of baby’s favorite things: other babies.
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is strange but whimsical, one of those books you’re sure your youngest won’t have the attention span for until, suddenly, they do.