8 May 2012

Our favourite summer books

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These are some of the summer books we've enjoyed in previous years.

Curious George at the beach

"It's very warm today, George,"
said the man with the yellow hat.
"Let's go to the beach."
Curious George at the Beach by Margret and H.A. Rey

I am a Bunny

'I chase the butterflies,
and the butterflies chase me.'
I am a Bunny by Ole Risom (with illustrations by Richard Scarry)

The Carrot Seed

'A little boy planted a carrot seed.'  
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

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  1. Oh, the carrot seed book-- I love that story.

    Following ya from Bloggy Moms. We're riding the wave of life at one epic adventure at a time and I'd love it if you'd join us for the ride.


  2. AnonymousMay 09, 2012

    It's great to get some ideas on what to read to kids. I have to admit my husband does most of the reading, but since he works and I'm with her all day, it's their little bonding time. :)

  3. I need to read "The Carrot Seed" with my kids!

    Thank you for sharing with Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

    1. We can definitely recommend it, it's a lovely book! :)

  4. These are a fabulous roundup. I'm also partial to Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. It's definitely a mommy book. IM a new follower stopping over from Sharing Saturday.

    1. We haven't read that one, I'll look out for it! Thank you for following! :)

  5. Those look like some good books, I must admit I've never read any of them though. Will have to find them and read them with my little ones
    I would love to host the carnival, if I still can :)
    Thanks for sharing at this weeks Kid's Co-op

    1. We would love you to join us hosting the carnival! I called by at your blog and have emailed you with the summer carnival details. Thank you! :)

  6. Ooh, you listed some of our favorites as well. Throw in My Garden and Little White Rabbit both by Kevin Henkes and you would have just about all of ours. Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!