1. Lots of Feelings / Shelley Rotner
  2. Museum ABC / The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY)
  3. Hands Can / Cheryl Willis Hudson
  4. Wait! Wait! / Hatsue Nakawaki
  5. Say Goodnight / Helen Oxenbury
  6. Time for Bed / Mem Fox

I have always loved children’s literature. What I look for in books for my daughters are beautiful and realistic illustrations, and stories that they can relate to. Sixtine loves to look at pictures of real children, Lots of Feelings and Hands Can are wonderful books for toddlers. It is also a great way of encouraging young children to learn how to name their feelings. Time for Bed is a sweet and soothing bedtime story. Hatsue Nakawaki’s book has beautiful illustrations…it is so light, and airy! Helen Oxenbury’s books are always a hit as well. Finally, the Museum ABC is a wonderful introduction to Art. I highly recommend it!

What is on your reading list this month? I love discovering new books and adding them to my extremely long “saving for later” Amazon list! 

10 thoughts on “This Month’s Reading List

  1. Simone Davies

    Loving your blog! I run a Montessori parent-toddler community in Amsterdam and our favourites are Sunshine, Dear Zoo, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy and Rosie’s Walk. Great books to read over and over!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Hi Simone and thank you for all these suggestions! I will take a look! A Montessori parent-toddler community sounds wonderful. I wish there was something similar here.
      Maybe I should start one? Any tips?

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  2. Mars M.

    I’m also interested, Simone and Deb–a Montessori parent-toddler community. :)

    I also love children’s literature, too. I used to read Mem Fox’s Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge for myself when I feel like I need some introspection. And Museum ABC, I love, for myself, too! :)

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  3. Anne

    What a great list – thanks for sharing! Lots of Feelings is currently at the top of my Amazon list! I’m glad to know you recommend it, too. :) Elise is really interested in picture dictionary books right now and books that are also songs – both make for unusual read-alouds!

    PS That Montessori parent-toddler community sounds great – sign us up!

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      Thank you Anne! Lots of Feelings is a really great book. It is on her shelf with a mirror so she can try to imitate the different faces and emotions! I must get my hand on a picture dictionary book as well – I would like to get her a French one! Is there an English one you would recommend?

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  4. Elsa

    This is a lovely book list. We love “Emily’s balloon” (en francais, “Un amour de ballon”) which is illustrated by Komako Sakai, like “Wait! wait!” I need to get my hands on more of her books, I think her artwork is absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. Meghan

    We have the Museum ABC book and it is a favourite! I always challenge myself to remember to say the letters’ phonetic sounds, instead of their “name” (as in saying “kah, cat” instead of “see, cat” for the letter c).

    Another favourite of Jasper’s these days is Zoe’s Windy Day, part of a series of seasonal, simple board books about a little girl going for a walk in her neighbourhood. http://www.barbarareid.ca/books/zoeboardbooks.html

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    1. Sixtine et Victoire Post author

      It is hard to break the habit but I have a phonetic sound version of the alphabet song in mind and it definitely helps! Thank you for sharing Barbara Reid’s books – so different! I love it. Especially the weather series!

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