Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Blog Feature: Favorites from Our Bookshelf

I've added a new feature to the sidebar on Having Fun at Home- a list of relatively obscure but wonderful children's books that we've discovered lately. I'll try to keep it up to date.

But in the meantime, has your family stumbled across any really great kids' books that you haven't seen widely recommended? Please share in the comments so we can all be on the lookout for those titles!


Erin said...

What a great topic! Our current obscure favorites are:
Smokey, by Bill Peet
Christina Katerina and the Box
I Want Another Mother

Deanna said...

yep! I made a set for each of the three kiddos of a bunch of Syd Hoff books (walpole, Danny the dinosaur, chester, sammy the seal etc), Gus the friendly ghost series, Dr Dan (old golden book), Rose Red & Snow White (a vintage book about sisters), the aristocats, a vintage 3 little kittens (with those old 3d looking photos- know what i mean?) & Counting on Calico (*love* the illustrations!).

I have been thinking about adding Machines (vintage golden book), Giggle Giggle Quack, Kitty's Outdoor Day, and several books by Gyo Fujikawa (love his drawings!), Snow Bear, Bear Snores On, I love You With All My Heart and Meet My Cats by Lesley Ann Ivory - as these are ones we really like, too, but I need to find 3 more copies of each.

I packed away 1 set for each kiddo. The plan is to give it to them when they have kids etc.

*crossing my fingers Half Price has their summer reading program again this year*

Erin MacPherson said...

HI Katey! We love books and I love having new suggestions. We'll have to pick a few of these up. Our current favorites are Star Wars (my son) and Marley (Kate). Love your blog!

Heather said...


I can't think of any obscure books we really like, but I did want to comment on the cute flowerpot ABC pocket board you made. (I can't find the original post to comment on, so I thought I'd just do it here.)

I think what you made is a great idea! You could also use it to match lowercase letters to their capitals, or match words to their beginning letter (or beginning sound), or even matching words to their ending letter. It would be fun to use the names of your family members with this, too--the Mommy flower goes in the M pot, etc.

I admit I'm impressed at the amount of time you spend making these learning activities for your girls! They are such happy little kids, and no wonder. :)

Katey said...

I'm sorry for those who left a comment on this post and then had it deleted. Blogger's melt-down last week lost many comments.

So many of you had great recommendations too...bummer!