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Summer Reading Adventures

Currently, we have an embarrassment of riches checked out from the local library. I tallied them up, and we have 25 children’s books checked out! Some are graphic novels/chapter books for Henry to practice his reading aloud, but the majority are gorgeous picture books I have been hoarding (but know I’ll have to let them go eventually). Isn’t it funny how fantastic books become part of your self? I think my kids are starting to grasp that, especially when they ask for certain ones to be read over and over and over and over again. Since summer vacation is rapidly approaching (last day of school is in less than one week – EEP!), I thought I’d share current books my kids are loving, and then do periodic updates this summer.

I’d love it if you shared ones your kids can’t put down. I’m always on the hunt for beautiful, thoughtful, silly, and empowering books for my littles. I hope you enjoy our picks, in alphabetical order by author’s last name:

Rot, the Cutest in the World! by Ben Clanton

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña

The Library Dragon & Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, both by Carmen Agra Deedy

When Sadness is at Your Door by Eva Eland

Africville by Shauntay Grant

The Bad Seed & The Good Egg, both by Jory John

Drawn Together by Minh Lê

My Heart by Corinna Luyken

The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros

Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat

Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh

Because by Mo Willems