On average, we check out about 20-25 picture books from the library each week. (For tips on how to use and abuse your library's hold system, check out my older post: Finding a Good Book.)
Each week, we discover books that we will never check out again (like The Icky Sticky Monster) and also many that are nothing above average. But invariably, there will be a couple of books that practically leap into our arms and wrap us in a warm hug and say, "Don't you want to keep me forever?"
I have a shelf on Goodreads specifically dedicated to picture books we've read and loved, and before any trip to the library, I always take a minute to add our new favorite titles from that week.
That list is getting a bit unwieldy, and even though I have great plans to write about every single one of those books, that's probably not going to happen.
However, in an effort to bring to your attention some of our most favorite books from the last few months, I am dedicating next week solely to KidPages. Each day, I'm going to feature three favorite books from someone in our family. And although that will still barely scratch the surface of books I wish I had time to share, it will be 15 books closer to...hmmm...not exactly sure to what...some elusive book reviewing perfection?
Anyway, get ready because it's going to be a fun week!
May 13 - Bradley
May 14 - Maxwell
May 15 - Aaron
May 16 - Amy
May 17 - Mike