Friday, November 7, 2014

our favorite reads for the wee babes



Some of my dearest little moments of being a mommy have crept in on me quietly, while snuggled up with my wee ones,reading away. Even as tiny wee babes, I would hold them close in my arms, rocking back and forth, as I read our favorites over and over.





The words having been permanently etched on my heart.  I no longer need to see the pages. We flip thru, and for a brief moment everyone is quiet and still.  All the craziness from the day settles and silently falls away.




Even though my little tykes are growing and their interests and capabilities are evolving, we're still drawn back to our rustic bookshelf piled high with well worn and best loved reads.




As my wild ones have been ill this week, we have taken to these little classics. Piled on the floor, a mass of scrawny legs and chubby tummies and snotty noses and coughs, with silly rhymes and beautiful illustrations our amusement.




I thought I would compile a small list of some of my favorites, for any of you just entering motherhood, for those who hope to some day, or anyone really. If any of you have favorites for your wee ones, or some from your childhood you would like to add to the list, leave it in the comments and I will include them!








Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

All the Sandra Boynton books- the cutest collection ever!

Princess Bess Gets Dressed by Margery Cuyler

You Are My I Love You the first book I ever bought, when I was pregnant with Aussie, still one of my favorites.

I Want to be a Cowgirl by Jeanne Willis

Baby Cakes by Karma Wilson- an absolute baby classic!

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub or any by Audrey and Don Wood

Bella & Bean by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

22 comments :

  1. Omg baby in a wheelbarrow is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

    Chelsea
    Chowing Down by the Bay

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  2. What lovely photos! It's always nice to have some old favourite reads to go back to :) x

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  3. Your little one is too cute! x

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  4. These photos are the cutest! Frame 'em! Happy Friday to you lady!

    xo

    Michaela

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  5. *Bear Snores On (by Karma Wilson)......my adult sons can still recite this one:)....my husband has exclusive "reading rights" to this one....his "voices" are most of the memory.....
    *If You Give A Pig A Pancake (by Laura Numeroff) ....a "giggler"

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    1. Ha- the voices and characters are always the best part! I'll have to scope this one out, thanks for the recommendation!

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  6. Beautiful Pictures of your little one and those well-loved books! "You Are My I Love You" is one of my favorites too. My little guy loves "Pirate Pete's Talk Like A Pirate" by Kim Kennedy.

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    1. We are headed to the library today, so hopefully I can check this one out too- thanks!

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  7. Pretty much your most perfect post. [That first photo is sooooooooo many kinds of wonderful!]

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  8. Reading with my mama was so magical for me as a kid, I have such fond memories of it. And how cozy does that little wagon look?

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  9. Adorable! I love your posts! Happy Friday!
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  10. The photos of your child in the wheelbarrow are adorable, you really do have an eye for photography!

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    x

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  11. ADORABLE mini-you! I used to love the book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. My mom gave me a copy for Christmas a few years ago because she read it to me so many times when I was little :)

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  12. you simply can't go wrong with dr seuss!! Adorable pictures by the way!!

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  13. Just the most adorable pics in the cart. I wish I could click as well as you do!

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  14. what a wonderful list. my baby is due in april, but already i'm looking at books and daydreaming about which ones we'll read together and when. i'll definitely check some of these titles :)

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    1. Ahh love this!!! I've been needing some book recommendations for Miss Bryn. Thanks! :)

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  15. oh yes, i aread a lot of those daily. wanna check out that giraffe book though

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  16. I hope they feel better soon. Those book look fantastic and I know they enjoy them.
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  17. I hope your littles are feeling better today! I must say your blog is a brightness in the bloggosphere! I am adding you to my 31 Bloggers Series! I so look forward to more of your posts.
    Blessings to you and yours ... prayers for those sniffles!
    Andrea
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  18. Such sweet photos!! And some really good reads!!

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  19. What a precious list! I love that "You are my I love you" book! :)

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