Husband and I enjoy a good book or 117. I am constantly trying to pare down our book collection so that it will fit into the 4 bookshelves we have, rather than buying more and more real estate in which to park our beloved volumes (did that sentence even make sense? All you grammar queens have got me freaking out these days…).
That said, Anja has a fairly small library thus far. I get sick of reading her the same books over and over. Do any of you have suggestions for good children’s books*? Seriously, give me 20 titles. I’ll check them all out! Some things I look for/particularly like:
- Beautiful illustrations (this is the initial draw…the inside has to have a little content)
- Decent storylines or interesting characters
- If it’s a Christian book, sound theology (none of this “Jesus loves everyone, we’re all going to Heaven–yay!” stuff)
- Complete and utter silliness (sometimes these books are just great for sparking the imagination), accompanied by one or more of the above
Authors I love: Jan Brett, Arnold Lobel, Roald Dahl, Brian Jacques, Joan Aiken…many more…
I also love Quentin Blake as an illustrator, if you couldn’t tell from the above list.
*”Hilary’s legs are being digested!”