The Adventure Starts Here: Summer Reading Challenge - Update #3

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Reading Challenge - Update #3

So far I've shared a bunch of Noah's favorite books in my first and second reading updates.  We've had a lot of fun going to the library and to the bookstore.  But the last time we went to the library, I couldn't find the books that I was looking for and ended up just checking out a few that looked interesting based on the cover and a few that Noah randomly chose.  Unfortunately, most of these were duds and Noah often didn't even want to finish them.  I think we will take a few weeks off from the library and focus on reading some of our own favorites.

As I mentioned before, we read multiple times a day.  We had started getting into a routine of reading in the morning instead of at bedtimes. But just last week, Noah started asking to read at nap and bedtime.  I of course obliged and we are back to that routine.

I have a few "book nooks" set up around the house, as you can see from the pictures.  One in our living room, one in Noah's big boy room, and a basket with books next to the glider in Noah's old nursery.  I also keep our off-holiday books in Noah's closet and take them out about a month before the holiday.  I like having books all over the house so there is never a reason not to read :)

And just in case you need a few more book recommendations, here are a few that we've been loving....

We were given this book as a gift and it's great!  It has thick pages and lots of different textures to touch.  I like that the animals they show for each animal are different than the typical.

Alphabet book

This was my favorite book as a child.  I read it to Noah this month and he seemed to enjoy it but he says "Yellow is Best"!  I'm contemplating making a "book" similar to this where he can color the items yellow instead of red.

Finally, we borrowed this book from the library.  I can't help but be reminded of the walrus from Paw Patrol when I see the cover.  The story is a little odd but cute.  

I am linking up with Stephanie and Elizabeth for the Summer Reading Challenge!  You can check out this post for all the details!

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  1. I've never heard of these books so I'm going to add them to our list. We have books in 3 places... our living room, Connor's room and then his playroom. We are always reading!

  2. We have book piles all over the house too! (I say "piles" because my 1 year old likes disorder ;) Matthew Von Fleet books are awesome, we love his Cats book.

  3. I hate when books look like winners and they end up being duds! I love your multiple reading nooks - we have the same in our house! I'm actually working on Mila's big girl room right now and her reading nook is next on my to do list!

  4. Great suggestions! We have soooo many books over here, but it's amazing how the kids and myself need different books to read. That's a good thing, I guess. Haha! Thanks again. :)

  5. We still go to the library once a week and read constantly around here too. A joy of reading is one of the best gifts we can give our children!


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