It’s no secret that my favorite time of the day is when we snuggle in to read bed time stories. I snag the kids throughout the day and try to read a book here and there individually. However, there is just something almost magical (ok most nights) about bedtime stories. Everyone is freshly bathed and in their jammies. They are slightly sleepy and ready to snuggle. The kids tend to go through trends with the books we read so I thought it would be fun to share the books we are reading each month. Below I will compile my list of books that we are reading each month. We do some books base don themes but mostly it is books the kids have picked. Hopefully this will add some inspiration to your book buying/reading. I would love to hear what books you are reading as well!!\
February was a very hard month at our house. I had to have emergency eye surgery at the beginning of the month. That means for the past month I have not been able to see much at all. This has meant my husband has been in charge of bedtime stories or we have used Audio books to read together. I have SO missed reading to the kids!! For the first time last night I was able to squint my way through two books. At the end both my kids said “wow mom you did a good job”, I appreciated the encouragement!!
Our February family value was “Love”, it seemed only fitting to put love in February. So some of our books were focused on the topic. It has been a crazy month at our house and I am so happy to be welcoming in March and hopefully a full recovery!!!
Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it’s hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you’re a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate
When Love Monster comes home from vacation, he discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends, but what if there’s none left for him after everyone has a piece? What if they take his favorite-the double chocolate strawberry swirl? And even worse-what if the only piece left is the coffee-flavored one? Ick! In the end, Love Monster learns that sharing with friends is the sweetest treat of all.
Pete the Cat: Valentines Day is Cool
Join Pete in New York Times bestselling author James Dean’s Pete the Cat picture book series, as Pete has a Valentine’s Day adventure—complete with poster, punch-out valentine cards, and stickers!
Llama Llama I Love You
With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.
In Llama Llama I Love You, little llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs. What could be sweeter than Llama Llama on Valentine’s Day?
Pinkalicious: Pink of Hearts
Pinkalicious loves Valentine’s Day!
Everyone in her class is assigned to make an extra-special Valentine’s Day card for one person in the class. Pinkalicious creates a magnificently pinkerrific card. Will the valentine that she gets in return measure up?
Perfect for any fond gift or tender moment, this story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight. Children and parents together will adore this fond exploration of growing up while learning about the joys of love offered and love returned.
If I Built a Car
If i built a car, it?d be totally new! Here are a few of the things that i?d do. . . .? Jack has designed the ultimate fantasy car. inspired by zeppelins and trains, Cadillacs and old planes, with brilliant colors and lots of shiny chrome, this far-out vision is ready to cruise! there?s a fireplace, a pool, and even a snack bar! After a tour of the ritzy interior, robert the robot starts up the motor . . . and Jack and his dad set off on the wildest test drive ever!
Iggy Peck, Architect
A hilarious, irreverent book about doing your own thing
Meet Iggy Peck—creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon’s No, David and Rosemary Wells’s Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun.
Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! With Andrea Beaty’s irresistible rhyming text and David Roberts’s puckish illustrations, this book will charm creative kids everywhere, and amuse their sometimes bewildered parents.
Dragons Love Tacos
Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble.