When I first found out I was pregnant, the baby-preparation experience I looked forward to the most was not decorating the nursery or picking out the baby clothes. It was building the baby’s first library.
As a avid lover of books, I absolutely cannot wait to introduce my child to all the books I loved as a child. Where the Wild Things Are. The Giving Tree. The Velveteen Rabbit. The list goes on and on.
(And if my child takes after J and does not like reading much, I’ll just DIE. DIIIEEEEE, I tell you!)
Yesterday, Wired’s GeekDad introduced me to another book I must add to the list: An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton.
I immediately clicked on over to read the book online, and was impressed beyond words. What parent – what any sane person – would not want to gift their loved ones a fun, easy-to-read book that fosters creativity and encourages the reader to think BIG and outside the box?
Yes, I have already read the entire book online. But I will definitely buy a copy before Tater Tot arrives…and you should too! Why? Because the author will give away a copy for every copy that is purchased through the Awesome World Foundation.
What books did you love growing up? Which books are on your list of must-reads for children?
Blueberries for Sal and Time if Wonder, both by Robert McCloskey- my two childhood favorites!
Time of Wonder!
I don’t know if this is something your interested in…
But paperbackswap.com is a site where members can swap books.
Just FYI since your such a book lover! =]
I loved, and still love The Little Engine That Could and all the Peter Rabbit Tales.
Jenny – seriously, this is the exact same thing I look forward to. Last Christmas, I put a whole bunch of kids’ books on my Amazon list, just because (I love reading them too). My Mom gave me a whole bunch of my old stuff from when I was a kid a few months ago, and my favorite part was taking out the books and rereading them. I must’ve sat there for 2 or 3 hours, just rereading them all.
Especially if you remember Reading Rainbow, you’ll love this – http://www.amazon.com/Scholastic-Video-Collection-27-Bundle/dp/B000BCLI26 I bought it for myself. You might be able to find it somewhere other than Amazon, though. Then you and baby Tater Tot can watch and read along at the same time. 🙂
Anyone remember Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel? That was one of my faves.
The Magic Friend-Maker was one of my favorites. (Book falling apart favorite.) Also A Pocket for Corduroy. Teddy Bear Tears I picked up a few years ago because I loved it…and then more at the next age up…
Ashley – loved Mike Mulligan. Also, Katie and the Big Snow.