Our love of picture books continues as we reach into our vast collections, pull out a few of our favorites, and share the features that brings us back time and time again. While all of them may not be the titles our kids grab first, they’re the ones that we look forward to the most and those we plan to hang onto for years to come.
This post accompanies the Books Talk segment on The Mom Hour podcast in Episode 227 from September 24, 2019. You can listen to the episode via the player below (our segment starts at 40:47).
What we’ve been reading lately
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We start every Books Talk segment by talking about what we’ve been reading lately.
Katie’s been reading…
- The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, by Amanda Ripley
- The Au Pair, by Emma Rous
- The Mother-in-Law, by Sally Hepworth
Sarah’s been reading…
- The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain
Katie’s Picture Book Keepers
Go for a global spin with seven children from around the world in: This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Sarah mentioned a great counterpart to this book, the photography-based nonfiction book A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World (DK)
Bookworms nonfiction picture books by B.J. Best are the perfect introduction to all sorts of topics from firetrucks to animals (look for the series at your local library!)
I love all Little Golden Books but especially the Little Golden Books Illustrated by Tibor Gergely.
In Meet the Artist, by Patricia Geis you’ll want to stick around these pages for longer than a museum visit as you learn about famous artists throughout history in a unique, interactive experience.
Sarah’s Picture Book Keepers
Anything written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler! (We also mentioned the British-made feature film versions of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom)