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Thursday, June 24, 2010

June Picture Book Basket

Our June picture book basket has been overflowing with gardening books from our May picture book basket and a few old favorites.

Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books)
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey*
All of my children enjoy hearing how Sal and her mother, and a mother and her cub get mixed up while blueberry picking.  Thanks to McCloskey's book they know just what makes "that kind of a noise", "kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk".

This book was a favorite of my husband's youngest brother and has been enjoyed by all of my toddlers since we inherited it.  A young boy plays, "Rat-a-tat-tat-a-tat. Rum-a-tum-tum" on his drum as he marches along.  Various animals join him along the way and "if they haven't stopped marching, they'll be marching still."

The Children's Saint Anthony by Catherine Beebe, illustrated by Robb Beebe*
Catherine Beebe does a wonderful job of introducing St. Anthony to children.

Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel picture books)Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey*
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard try to find the perfect place to start their family.  My children enjoy listening to this story over and over again, and delight in hearing the names of the ducklings.  They also appreciate the brown and white illustrations.

Eloise Wilkin's Poems to Read to the Very Young (Lap Library)Poems to Read to the Very Young selected by Josette Frank, illustrated by Eloise Wilkin
I don't know if my children prefer the poems or the illustrations in this book.  The selection of poems is truly wonderful.  Some of the poets featured in this book include Robert Louis Stevenson, Langston Hughes, Aileen Fisher, Christina Rosetti, Kate Greenaway, Marchette Chute, and Sarah Coleridge.  Elizabeth searches through our library basket for this book and then sits and delights in the illustrations.  I wish that this book were part of our home library.

Saint Angela Merici: Leading People to God by Maryellen Keefe (June 1)*

A Story of St. Angela Merici by Brother Ernest, C.S.C. (June 1)

Teddy Bears' Picnic (Aladdin Picture Books)Teddy Bears' Picnic (Aladdin Picture Books) by Jimmy Kennedy
My eldest found this book on a library shelf several years ago and checked it out often.  Recently, this book was displayed on the library's shelves and I knew that we had to check it out again.  My older three fondly remembered this book which is based on, and introduced them to, the familiar song. 

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:48 PM

    thanks for the great book list. I had read those as a child and remember them quite fondly. When I come across a good idea for the kids I make wish lists for their birthdays and christmas.

    Have you ever read the "teddy bear tree". very cute.


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