Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Reading Challenge the Third

It's already the 3rd reading challenge check-in! How is summer flying by so fast?

We have spent so much time at the library lately. It's a cool place to get out of this 100+ South Carolina heat. Our pile of library books abounds.

Here's what our list is looking like right now-

We added to 3 categories.

A book featuring the alphabet-

Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert

My 4 year old looooves this book. It's great for kids learning to recognize their letters because it's a fun to have read to you and a fun one to look at on your own. Each letter is accompanied by a bunch of food that starts with that letter and a lot of the food is easily recognized by a kiddo so they can look at this themselves and see that S is connected to strawberries or L to lettuce. Al has had a lot of fun with this one.

A book about mom and child- 

Heather has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman

This one is obviously great for teaching your kids about the different types of families that exist. The end of the book even expands on that further by having different children in the story draw their families so you see kids that are raised by just one parent or a grandparent, kids with and without siblings, kids with parents of the same sex. An important read. For us especially because we don't have any LGBT friends that live in the state that our kids get to see regularly and we want this idea of family to be normal to our kids.

 A book featuring colors- 

One by Kathryn Otoshi

This book is beautiful. It's a gorgeous watercolor style throughout. It has won TONS of awards. Alice is actually asking me to read it right now so I think it's a hit.

That does it for us this check-in. We have another library trip coming up and we're hoping to hit all of the categories in the next few weeks!

Sweet Turtle Soup


  1. All these books are new to me! I am going to jot them down and see if we can find them when we go to the library this weekend.

    1. Definitely do! They were all wonderful. Happy reading!

  2. Eating the Alphabet is a great book! The illustrations are beautiful and always make me hungry ;)

    1. I know, right! It's such a fun, colorful book.