Alternately titled, The Books We Were Embarrassed to Check Out from the Library AGAIN So We Put Them On the Christmas Wish List
I have an odd relationship with purchasing books. As a librarian and also a frugal bargain shopper on a budget, I have a hard time buying a lot of books when we can borrow them for free from our fabulous local libraries. There are, however, a few books that we have checked out so many times that I feel somewhat embarrassed, somewhat selfish, to renew or check them out yet again. In the spirit of giving someone else a chance to discover these fine titles on the library’s shelves, we put them on our Amazon wishlist and lo and behold, our bookworms’ generous auntie and Nonna (and Mama Bookworm of course) gifted us with these:
For Preschool Bookworm (34 months)
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld. We’ve experienced actual tears in the library aisle when this was not available to check out. What a joy to own this!
Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichetnheld. This duo really knows how to hit the preschool nail on its head! Similar style to Goodnight…Construction Site but this time with trains and zoo animals.
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. Each year we add to our personal library the Caldecott Award Winner. We loved the 2015 winner! I shared a bit about it in this post about a classic title featuring imaginary friends.
Also gratefully received, though not on the wishlist were a trio of Curious George books (…Plays Baseball, …and the Puppies, …Goes to an Ice Cream Shop), Moonlight Animals, and Really Wooly Bedtime Prayers.
For Baby Bookworm (12 months)
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. I’m surprised we didn’t already own this classic title in our library, but now we do! Baby Bookworm loves the flaps on each page, and Preschool Bookworm enjoys guessing what animal is behind each flap.
Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper. This has been a recent fave, and it’ll be featured in my Loving These Lately post coming up later this week.
Moo by Matthew Van Fleet. Both my bookworms have been huge Van Fleet fans, devouring (sometimes literally) Dog, Tails, and Cat. I described Baby Bookworm’s habit of hyperventilating for Van Fleet’s work in this post, Baby Bookworm’s 9 Month Update. Moo has been a perfect addition to our collection. So many touch & feel elements, pull out tabs, and crisp photographs of farm animals.
Titles mentioned in this post should be readily available at your public library (unless checked out by other ravenous bookworms), or at the Amazon affiliate links provided.
What about you? What books did your bookworms receive this holiday season?