Library Haul - How I Choose My Books
For those who are curious, here is generally what I look for when I walk through the library. I'll show you the book(s) that fit(s) in to each category from this past week. The "criteria" is in no particular order. I share this with you to give you a bit of a guide for how you might look when looking for books with your kiddos.
|I'm obsessed with this author/illustrator team.|
|I assumed I would love it. I didn't at first. |
|Oscar has asked for this to be read over and over.|
Now I'm a big fan too. #obvi
|I've been meaning to pick up this book!|
Stead's first one.
I was so happy when I saw it on the shelf.
|Oscar didn't love it as much as I did.|
Only one read.
|I could just cry these illustrations are so beautiful. |
|Silvia Borando, back again!|
|Another winner! Oscar loves funny books.|
|But who doesn't, amiright?|
|We've heard this phrase allllll week. |
2. I look for books that offer some kind of diversity - something different than what Oscar sees every day in our home. That could mean a whole lot of different things. I chose this one because I hadn't read many South American books.
|I'd never even heard of this one! |
Along the River by Vanina Starkoff
|This story takes place in Brazil. |
Illustrations are out of this world gorgeous.
I also love the shape and feel of the book.
A long book for a boat story - perfect.
|Oscar loved all the different types of hair. So cool. |
|I loved the vibrancy.|
|Oscar asked for Dig, Dump, Roll to stay this week. Renewed!|
|Oscar didn't realize this was a yoga book.|
|He likes that each picture looks like a bug he knows.|
|For the perfectionists in the yoga community (seems like that shouldn't be a thing) -|
the back shows the connection to the pose names.
|This is one of my favorite covers of all time. |
|I've read this with kindergarteners and 4th graders.|
|I like to point out here that it is ok to be angry, |
but also Sophie never chooses to hit.
|We talked about how you can run when you get angry.|
This week, when Oscar got angry I asked if he wanted to run.
"Pabam!" he said as he did laps around the living room and dining room.
|"I'm happy now," Oscar told me after one run.|
He's read this book a few times on his own.
|Another win for Mas. She always suggests the best books.|
|Get it? Man I love this page.|
|I wish I had this book last year when we studied Mexican homes|
in kindergarten. What a cool story!
|Oscar provided the music for this one. Ha!|
Also, you go Gustavo. Sometimes YOU are the answer.