Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Great Board Books for Babies & Writing Get Together

I was able to attend a writing workshop a few months ago with a famous children's book author named Rick Walton. You can check out his amazing webpage here. This is one of his books titled So Many Bunnies.
This quote is straight from his website
ook"Picture books are often seen as literary baby food, the stuff we feed children until they have the teeth to eat real food. They are the first books that children fall in love with, that turn children into lifetime readers. Lifetime readers become lifetime learners. Lifetime learners become lifetime contributors."

You can continue to read more from his website if you want to find out the other 9 reasons. Anyways, Picture books are important. I love his very first comment, "Lifetime readers become lifetime learners." So with that being said, I would like to suggest some board books that I read to my 11 mo. old. That's right....11 mo. old. And guesss what? She loves them. She loves to feel the pages and turn the pages and hit the pages and talk to the book and eat the book. That is why board books are for babies. (They can chew on the corners and it is okay.)

#1 I See A Monster by Daniel J. M
ahoney (My kiddos love the mirror at the very end. Such a cute little rhyming story.)#2 The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood (Great funny story)

#3 Giggle & Grow Baby Face by Piggie Toe Press (My kids love to look at the faces of the kids in this book, over and over.)
#4 Counting Kisses by Karen Katz (Great bedtime book)

#5 How Do I Love You by P.K. Halliman (Very Sweet story.)

#6 Dinosaur Roar by Paul & Henrietta Stickland (My kids love the voices we make for the dinosaurs.)
#7 Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss (This book is by far my favorite board book. In fact our copy has been used and eaten on so much that it is now held together by duck tape.)#8 Good Morning, Good Night! by Melanie Mitchell (My kids love to feel the animals and help tuck the little girl in at the end of the story.)#9 Good Night, Sweet Butterflies by Dawn Bentley, Heather Cahoon, & Melanie Gerth (My kids love to feel each butterfly and we talk about colors.)#10 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Classic) Now for the second part of my post. There is a very cute girl named Erin Shakespeare who put together the 2011 Southern Utah Writing Conference with Rick Walton and Mette Ivie Harrison. She has a fun event planned that she wanted to get the word out coming up in a few weeks. So for all of you aspiring writers, go and check out her blog here. It looks like a lot of fun and a good way to meet new people and get new ideas brewing for your books.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Juli for getting the word out about our schmoozy night! Fun blog, too! :)