Monday, April 25, 2011

Children's Books

Anyone who knows me and my early childhood education background, knows how much I love children's books! And sadly lately, I've found a lack of really good quality children's books in the book stores or at the library.
I don't expect every book we read, to be perfect and entertaining. But at least give me some interesting, attractive illustrations. Or a story that doesn't talk about farting or Spongebob or completely bizarre topics that make no sense. It's almost as if they are dumbing down books for children these days because they think that a certain type of story or humor will sell!

I have to say though, our last two trip to the library was a success :)
This book tells the "story" about Jane Goodall's formative years and what led her to work with animals in the jungles. Talk about your cute, sweet illustrations! I love her little stuffed monkey that she takes everywhere. And I love the message to children. When you grow up, you can be what you want to be. You can follow your dreams :)

This book is just fun! :) For any exhausted parent of a newborn baby, you will get a laugh. I know I did! Funny illustrations with some very truthful statements about this boss baby and you have a book that is fun to read! I'm so glad we found this one, too.

If you have any good recommendations for children's books, please share! :)


  1. I totally know what you mean! My kids and I have gotten a kick out of Keven Henkes Julius baby of the world (espeially each time a new sibling was brought into the house! SO funny) and the girls love Lily and the plastic purse. My kids are quite animated so they totally relate to her facial expressions and there is always a realistic message!

    Happy Easter MJ!

  2. I'll have to check those out so cute!

    We are big fans of anything Mo Willems here :)

  3. Another vote for Mo Willems too! Love those books!

  4. Hmm...I have five boys who are forever into farting and Captain Underpants. That said, Max has been reading a lot of non-fiction lately (he's 6) - he loves anything with science, volcanoes, the ocean, animals, etc.