We are less than 100 books away from the 1001 Books to Read before Kindergarten people! I can’t even believe it. Good timing too, since our daughter will start K5 in just a few short months. Eep.
Disclaimer: all of the opinions I share here are my own or are a summary of my kids’ reactions. I have not been compensated in anyway to talk about these books except in giggles or requests to “read it again”.
I have a few authors whose books I will pick up without hesitation, and Tomie dePaola is one of them. We love L-O-V-E LOVE Strega Nona. We recently picked up these three and enjoyed them very much. The kids think Big Anthony is particularly funny. Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs is a good one for a child who has lost a grandparent. And you can’t go wrong with any of the Tomie dePaola legends.
Another author we can trust is Pat Zietlow Miller. Although this story about a girl and her best squash friend, is VERY silly, it hit the right spot. Sophie’s Squash shows you that friendship and caring have no boundaries – even with vegetables.
Once again, here is a time when we just picked up the book because we liked the cover. Jean Jullien’s This is not a book is definitely anything but. I can’t say much more without wanting to spill the beans. Just borrow it. It’s funny and surprising.
As always, feel free to let me know if you’d choose to highlight other books from the stack. Or you know a book that falls in the “if you loved ___, then you’ll love…” category? Please share what to look for at our next library visit in the comments.