Monthly Book Log Blog {May}


We are in an incredibly sweet spot of reading with our bookworms (ages 4 and 2.5). It’s equal partnership now– me introducing books, and their requesting books to read. It’s our family culture and we are never without a bookmark in some chapter book, an audiobook in process, and a stack of picture books in each room of the house. And car.

But I’m losing track, guys! I can’t remember what we read last month! And so, for the same reason that I’m still scrapbooking, I decided to start a monthly blog series to revisit in days (years?) to come.

Since I decided this on the 25th day of the month, this post is a little sketchy. Now, there’s just no way I can track all of the picture books we read. (By sheer peer pressure I agreed to the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge, and we will probably have that wrapped up in a few months. We’re a week in, and closing in on 75 books.) So, this Book Log Blog will track only our chapter books and audiobooks for the month.

Chapter Books:

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? by Kate DiCamillo (Tales from Deckawoo Drive series- longer spin-offs of “Mercy Watson” early chapter series)

A Crazy Day with Cobras by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Treehouse series)

Tomie dePaola’s Favorite Nursery Tales

The Animal World of Thornton Burgess

We adored all of these books! Princess Cora, Baby Lincoln, and Cobras were read before bed during one-on-one time with Preschool Bookworm. Princess Cora has earned a place on my list of best first chapter books to read aloud due to its fast moving plot, full color illustrations on every page, and memorable characters. Baby Lincoln was a much slower read, fewer pictures (not every page) and a more difficult plot. If you want to try out this series, I recommend Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (see the audio below) for preschool readers. The Nursery Tales and Animal Tales were read during meals along with Toddler Bookworm. These were lots of fun and perfect bite size pieces for mealtime 🙂

Audiobooks:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (repeat read)

Three Tales of My Father’s Dragon

James Herriot’s Treasury for Children

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

This list is longer than usual due to a few road trips! I enjoyed every one of these right alongside of the kids. 🙂

What have you been reading??? I’d love to hear! Connect with me on the Facebook page or the comments below.

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2 thoughts on “Monthly Book Log Blog {May}

  • Elisabeth

    James Herriot’s Treasury for Children is my hands-down absolute FAVORITE picture book EVER! I’ll check out the others you mentioned. 🙂

    • Librarian in the House Post author

      Aw, yay! I can definitely see why! Well, I should say I can “hear” why… since we did the audio. Maybe I should get my hands on the book format, too. 🙂