My family and I are big readers, or at least my husband is; I love books, and words, and stories, but between my schedule and my neurodivergence, I don’t often have the time or attention left to devote to it. But reading was my first great love, and despite being a little touch-and-go, it’s a habit I try to keep up with.
My husband, enviably, reads voraciously, his schedule and attention-span infinitely more attuned to it – but both of us, despite the differences in our current relationship to reading, are eager to instill a love of it in our son.
We are big supporters of our local library, and libraries in general, and make it a point to take Bear every week. It’s a great way to give him the chance to socialize with other kids in a safe environment, and involve him in selecting that week’s reading material.
I thought it might be fun to post our weekly book hauls here, tell you what books we picked out that week, and what books from the previous week were a success at home, either with Bear, or with Andy and I (or both; there are a few special authors who manage to tickle both the kiddo and the two of us – but that’s another post).
Our library day during the summer is Wednesday, so Thursdays will be haul days. Anyway, on with the haul!
- Star Climbing, by
- Naked, by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi [GoodReads | Amazon]
GoodReads summary: “Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi … have paired up again to showcase the antics of an adorable little boy who just doesn’t want to get dressed. After his bath, the little boy begins his hilarious dash around the house – in the buff! Being naked is great. Running around, sliding down the stairs, eating cookies. Nothing could be better. Unless he had a cape…”
- Captain Cat, by Inga Moore [GoodReads | Amazon]
GoodReads summary: “Captain Cat loves cats. In fact, he has more cats on his ship than he has sailors. On one voyage, he discovers a remote and lonely island where the little-girl Queen has never even seen a cat. When Captain Cat’s furry companions trounce the rats infesting the island, the Queen begs Captain Cat to trade her the cats for untold treasure. Does he? Could he? What happens next? Never fear, fellow travelers! The purr-fect solution is on the horizon — and is sure to satisfy both pet-lovers and adventurers.”
- We Found a Hat, by John Klassen [GoodReads | Amazon]
GoodReads summary: “Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike.”
- Smokey, by Bill Peet [GoodReads | Amazon]
GoodReads summary: “Progress forces Smokey the switch engine out of a job until he discovers a new way to help people.”
That’s it for this week. We’ll let you know which of them were hits with the family!
¹ (I just want to note here, I include Amazon links because I feel like Amazon and GoodReads together offer a good variety of reviews. As of this writing, my blog is not monetized in any way and I recieve no money for any purchases made through this post).