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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5 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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. :)

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  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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