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, June 11, 2013

2013 Summer Reading Theme: Dig Into Reading!

This year's early literacy summer reading theme is Dig Into Reading!  While digging into a book is wonderful any day of the year, here are some that you might want to check out if you really want to get into this year's summer reading theme.  Enjoy, and happy reading!

(Click the images to read more about the books on, or click the linked titles to read my reviews as they originally appeared on this blog.)

Diggers and trucks!
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherry Dusky Rinker

Roadwork and Demolition by Sally Sutton

In the garden
 My Garden by Kevin Henkes

 The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

 Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming

 The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Digging for dinosaurs!
 See Me Run by Paul Meisel

 Flip-O-Saurus by Britta Drehsen and Sara Ball

 Dinosaurumpus! by Tony Mitton

 How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (and others from that series) by Jane Yolen


 I've never read this book so I can't vouch for its quality, but I'm so curious to check it out. It looks so fun! I stumbled across this book on Amazon and am going to look it up in our local library system.  We love building sandcastles at the beach in the summer, and while this book is probably more complicated than we can handle, it still seems like it would be fun to read.  I'll let you know if we find it and what we think!

What other books should be on this list?  Please share your favorites below!


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