Friday, June 08, 2007


I love finding good children's books to read with Soren but some can be such a dread to read over and over. When Soren has picked (in my opinion) a not so great book the word "again" can be a bit cringing. Since we've been in Glasgow Jason and I have become acquainted with some books for kids that we all love to read (even over and over). One of the authors is from Glasgow and happens to be our favorite at the moment. Here is a list of some of the new finds. . . .

By Julia Donaldson (Glaswegian)

The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo's Child
Room on a Broom

By Tony Ross

I want my Potty
I want a Friend

By John Kelly and Cathy Tincknell

Guess Who's Coming for Dinner (This one is really funny and clever)


Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the recommendations. It's always fun to have some new enjoyable books for story time. I just requested them all from my library.

Cammie said...

Liz, I just posted another author that I think you might like.
ps. I can't believe how beautiful your surroundings are. What a beautiful place to live!

Carol said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe you started a blog and are only telling me now! How rude! Anyway, so great to see you guys and can't wait to hear more.

Michelle said...

Thanks Cammie, I'll have to check those out. Have you read/interpreted the Red Book by Barbara Lehman? It's a book with comic type pictures but no words. It's a lot of fun to interpret what is going on in each picture, sometimes the story changes- it's fun!

Cammie said...

carol--I just starting posting stuff 2 weeks ago--had the blog address and never used it! you can blog stuff from the past and put in past dates whenever you want.

Cammie said...

Thanks Michelle--that book sounds so fun.

Stephanie Monson said...

Wow, I love your blog. It is so nice to see what is going on in your corner of the world. I just found out something new, I didn't realize that you could change the post date. That makes it so easy to journal, when you have time. Benny is feeling better. He goes to the doctor on Wednesday.

charles said...

Cammie, you don't have to pretend to like children's books because of Soren. I've caught you reading them in the corner by yourself.

Sarra Eaton said...

I am so happy to be able to read about what your family is doing. Your blog is delightful- I read every second of it! Soren is adorable. I think he would be good pals with our Charlie-Boy. Great idea to share some favorite books. We LOVE the library. Some recent favorites that come to mind are:

"Seven Silly Eaters"
By Mary Ann Hoberman

"Ollie the Elephant"
By B. Bos and H. De Beer

Cammie said...

Michelle and Sarra, Thanks for the recommendations. I'll check them out.

Jason said...

Don't forget the classics- Dr. Seuss. One of Soren's favorites is One Fish Two Fish. I never get tired of reading it to him, although it doesn't have any real story to it, and it always seems to put him to sleep when he needs it. We also have First to Last, which includes Mulberry Street, The Thinks You Can Think, and The Places You'll Go.