Monthly Book Log Blog {June ’17}

If audiobooks have a “season,” Summer is probably it! No exception around here– we’ve been devouring them this month as Summer break is in full swing. Annnd we’re still in the Magic Treehouse season. #jackandannieallyear Here’s what we’ve read and “read” (aka listened to) this month; Preschool Bookworm is 4y4m, Toddler Bookworm is 2y6m.

books we have read toddler preschool


The Bears on Hemlock Mountain (Newbery Honor)

The Cricket in Times Square (Newbery Honor)

Frog and Toad Collection

Sea Story (Brambly Hedge series)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Among the Night People (this is a collection of fifteen short stories, ranging from 10-20 minutes each, about nocturnal creatures. We’ve listened to about half so far. Found this one on Librivox.)

Chapter Books

A Perfect Time for Pandas

Dark Day in the Deep Sea

Moonlight on the Magic Flute

The Sea Lion (Lighthouse Family series)


Audios- Tried and Abandoned

Socks. I was so bummed that the audio quality of this through Hoopla was terrible! We have loved all of Neil Patrick Harris’s other Beverly Cleary readings. So instead we borrowed the chapter book and PB has been listening to Mama Bookworm’s narration 😉

The Light Princess. We’ll come back to this. A classic and I enjoyed the first 15ish minutes that we listened to but it was clear that the vocabulary was over the Bookworms’ heads.

The Adventures of Buster Bear by Thornton Burgess. We have enjoyed Burgess’s other animal tales (see May’s Book Log) but they didn’t seem as engaging via audio. I think we still need illustrations for these.

The Moffats; Mary Poppins; Doctor Dolittle. We’ll also come back to these. I’m not sure why they didn’t engage PB, but when we give an audio a solid try (20 minutes or so) and it’s not hooking him, I respect his wishes. Gotta keep him loving to listen!

What have you and your bookworms been reading?? Connect with me on the blog’s Facebook page or in the comments below!

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