We had a great #ChildrensBookWeek! In celebration of the holiday, my girls and I revisited tried-and-true classics and cozied up to new titles. We also rented a stack of books written by kidlit authors who were totally new to us. (Thanks for the suggestion, Mo Willems!)
Nothing warms my heart, or gives me more joy, than watching my youngest girls independently pick up a book and explore it. And my eldest daughter, Elsa - while primarily nonverbal - consistently chooses "Books" as her preferred activity in her PODD communications book. What can I say? We are a house of readers!
Picture books are especially near and dear. (Which is why it's so thrilling that I'm now on the path to publishing my very own picture book. Read more here!) All week this week on Twitter (find me there - @anitraschulte), I've been sharing my favorite picture book moments. Here's a recap, day-by-day:
From Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis (@cfellis)
"And the tree was happy."
From The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
"But sometimes when you're different you just need a different song."
From Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees (@Guyguyyug)
"On Saturday he ate through..."
From The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Hope you enjoyed these selections - I bet some of them brought back memories! If a few are new to you, I encourage you to check them out. You will LOVE them.
Until next year, Happy #ChildrensBookWeek to all!