Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What's on Connor's Bookshelf

Our family is known for it's love of books and reading. At least once a week we visit our local library, I always have a book with me and Connor loves being read to and making up stories based on the pictures in his books. I can not wait till the day he can read for myself. Not because I mind reading to him but I just think seeing and hearing my baby boy read is going to be so cool.

If I were to guess, I would say Connor has anywhere between 100-125 books. I try to keep myself from buying new children's books for him but it's really a lost cause. I just can't say no. Here are some of our most recent discoveries and books we've been reading over and over.

written by Krista Keating-Joseph

Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile is based on a true story about a little boy who joins a track team and works hard to overcome his small size as he runs against boys who are much bigger. At first, he never wins a race. But Charlie doesn't give up and his hard work pays off. He becomes a champion on the track and later a true hero in real life as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

It's safe to say Connor is a little guy, always has been and I think he will forever be that way. Neither James or I are tall. I love the message within the pages of this book. Not only does it teach young children to never give up but to also work hard for what they want. Charlie's story is one that makes my Momma heart swell. I love hearing tales of little ones that defy the odds.

written by Sally Rippin

The Hey Jack! series places Jack in different, often difficult situations that leave a lesson as the story unfolds. Jack, is full of down-to-earth, real-life, fun and funny stories that boys can enjoy and relate to. With word art or illustrations on every second page and no huge blocks of text or intimidating words, they're perfect for newly independent readers. The books are roughly 45-50 pages and contain short chapters that Connor loves because "I'm reading chapter books, Momma!" This series includes 15 books and I look forward to adding more to our growing collection.

written by Tina Stubbs

This series contains 7 books with 7 different bugs that teach your little readers very important lessons. From Flu Bug who teaches us colds and coughs aren’t much fun, but Flu Bug thinks it’s all in a day’s work to share himself around! Find out why the pigs don’t want to cough and the birds don’t want to wheeze. Read his story and find out how we can make life a little more difficult for him by following a few simple rules. Then there's Hum Bug who is a miserable little bug who always says ‘I can’t!’ Enjoy reading how positive thinking helps Hum Bug to think ‘I can!’ and what a positive change it makes to his life and those around him. The series comes with free printables that make teaching these life lessons outside the book's pages. Our favorite chart is the Doodle Bugs Respect Reward Chart.

We've been really focusing on teaching Connor the importance of giving his all, being a good person/friend and using his manners. I love that we can use books, written with kids in mind, to help bring home those points. It doesn't hurt that we can make it fun and rewarding. What 4 year old would say no to earning a reward?

DISCLAIMER: WMM received these books* for free for our honest review.
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