Scholastic recently released a list of the 100 best books for children, so I thought it would be fun if our family made it a goal of reading them all. They’re for ages 0-3, 4-7. 8-10, and 11+, so some may have to wait a little while until the girls are older.
We started on Saturday, which was cold and rainy, so sitting down by the fire to read seemed like a perfect way to while away the afternoon. We happen to own some of the books, so we grabbed 10 off the bookshelf and got started.
Some of our favorite board books made the list, which was fun because we hadn’t read them in a while and it gave Molly a chance to take a turn with reading and feel confident. She loved reading Moo, Baa, La La La, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and Goodnight Gorilla.
We also got to pull out our Mo Willems signed copy of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, and the French copy of Madeline we picked up as a souvenir in Paris this time last year. (I love the way books function as records of memory in our house!) And we started, but didn’t finish The House at Pooh Corner, so we’ll spend the next few nights working on finishing it.
Jane Anne excitedly worked on a list to look for at the library next week, so we’ll have some new ones (and old friends we don’t own). We also have a few more waiting on our own shelves.
I’m looking forward to a new reading adventure!