Nov 15, 2009

Kids Books Etc.

One of my good friends mentioned that she was interested in the books that my 4 1/2 year old is into lately because she wants to do some new books for her girls for Christmas. I thought I would share some of our favorites and if anyone has other good ones, feel free to link them up in the comments because I need some new titles here too.

This is the more advanced version of the popular Chicka Chicka ABC and works on counting up to 100.

This is one of my favorites from my childhood about a little boy's first sleep over and the big question: should he take his teddy bear?

This is a cute one I picked up from a book fair about a goat who is a picky eater and only wants to eat fruits and vegetables while his parents are concerned that he won't eat a coat or a tire.

A classic. I love the refrain: "A person's a person no matter how small."

I was reintroduced to this one by a good friend of mine who buys my kids the BEST books. This one is about a little bear who finds a friend.

Another favorite from my childhood. I had the recording of this one on a record and when I read it to my kids I hear myself mimicking the cadence of the storyteller. This one is about a big sister learning how to celebrate a younger sister's birthday with grace.

This is my new favorite. Another one I picked up at Little Miss's book fair. It is about a tiny fairy who is "eyelash high", a little naughty and then saves the day.

On another note, Tara Powell, one of the talented scrapper gals I have met through online scrapbook communities whose blog I follow, inspired me to make caramel apples the other day.
I had never had a Honey Crisp apple before, but they just happened to have them at Super Target so I gave them a try and WOW! If you've never had one before you've never had a good apple. Seriously. They are the juiciest, most delicious thing all on their own. And then we did this to them:
Dipped in caramel, then dipped in chocolate, then dipped in sprinkles. I know, over the top, but the kids loved it.

Speaking of the kids...I came up with a quick, fun activity for little ones (mine are 4 1/2 and almost 3). I bought popsicle sticks (because I didnt know the caramels came with them) and I cut out 2 construction paper circles for each stick. We glued them together with a stick in between and made puppets which they then decorated. Easy, cheap and they had a blast.

Hope your weekend was happy and healthy! See you tomorrow.


  1. Wow I haven't had caramel apples since I was a kid...

  2. Thanks for that books list. Those are some of our favs too...and if you like those you need to check out Best Friends for Frances (some Frances as Happy Birthday..) and A Pocket for Corduroy. My DD also LOVES the Madeline books by Ludwig Belemans.

  3. Love all the books!!! Oh, how I wish I was a kid again :) The apples look yummy!!! LOVE all the pics!!! Have a great Monday :)

  4. Loved reminiscing over your list of children's books... so many I remember from my childhood as well :)

    And Tara, was a bad influence I see, lol! Those apples look delish!!

  5. That's such a good activity- I'm going to do that with my littles! Thanks for sharing!