Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 96: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

I always love getting great book recommendations from friends.  Our good friend Melinda (who, in addition to being generally fabulous, is also a children's librarian) emailed me the other week to tell me about a great new book she thought my son would love:  Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site.  Sounding right up his alley, I made a mental note to look for it the next time we visited our library.  Lo and behold, the next time we went, there it was on the new books shelf, right in front.  My son immediately picked up the book and excitedly ran to the couch to read it with me.  If you know a child who is as obsessed with construction trucks as mine is, this book is a must read!  "Down in the big construction site, the tough trucks work with all their might.  To build a building, make a road, To get the job done -- load by load!"  Follow along as a truck crane, cement mixer, dump truck, bulldozer, and excavator work the day away, then finally settle down to rest after a hard day's work.  The cute, rhyming verses are fun to read, and I love that we are able to say goodnight to each vehicle along the way, slowly winding down a bit more with each turn of the page. My son might display the horsepower and destructive capabilities of a bulldozer some days, but even he will settle down a bit more when reading this before bed.  It's really a perfect bedtime story in our house:  my little guy always loves a good trucks book, and I'm always looking for a great bedtime read.  So snuggle up with your little one and give this book a go. "Turn off your engines, stop your tracks, Relax your wheels, your stacks, and backs.  No more huffing and puffing, team: It's time to rest your heads and dream.  Construction site, all tucked in tight.  The day is done, turn off the light.  Great work today!  Now... shhh... goodnight." 


Bob Brooks said...

You have a great concept for a blog and it is very attractively presented.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your mention of my book. I'm so thrilled you and your son are enjoying it. And, thank you, Melinda... we love librarians!

I wrote the book for my own son, and it's such an honor that other children are taking to it as well.

Sherri Duskey Rinker, Author

Lauren said...

Bob, thank you so much for your kind words. Best wishes to you on your upcoming book!

Sherri, I am more than happy to say wonderful things about your book. We absolutely love it! I'm flattered and honored that you visited my blog. Thank you for writing one of our favorite bedtime stories! All the best to you and your family. We'll be sure to look out for other books of yours in the future.

Warm regards,

Lauren said...

Am now following both of your blogs, by the way :)

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