People often ask me what I’m reading and what books I’m loving most. Funnily enough, a good portion of the books I read these days are not necessarily for me, but for a 5 year old. It’s a true gift for an author to be able to appeal to both the parent and child, especially since many of the books we read are read not just once, but sometimes hundreds of times. Although Jack has mastered his ABC’s, he’s not quite ready to move on to reading books by himself, he is reading and recognizing certain words! Jack’s taste in books has changed quite a bit over the years. Luckily, thanks to gifts from close family and friends, our little library has grown to keep up with him! I thought I would go ahead and share a list of Jack’s favorites right now and what he likes about them.
Meet the Artist: David Hockney
Why Jack likes it: This book covers the life of an amazing artist and it includes so many fun ideas and activities for a budding artist.
Iggy Peck Architect
Why Jack likes it: It’s so creative and it rhymes. Iggy builds incredible things out of unusual materials — like a bridge out of diapers! Jack loves the hyjinx and gets lots of laughs from a heartwarming story about a boy who stands up for what he loves.
Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Architects
Why Jack likes it: This book is so hands-on. There are activities, drawing prompts and challenges! Plus, Iggy’s adventures as an unusual architect continue.
Vegetables in Underwear
Why Jack likes it: the words rhyme, the illustrations are so cute, and of course what 5-year-old boy doesn’t love talking about underwear?!?
Once Upon A Time by Guridi
Why Jack likes it: The real draw here are the cute illustrations…. I mean, just look at that little mustache. Plus it’s kind of a cliffhanger, but if I am being completely honest, this one isn’t my favorite to read over and over again.
Star Wars Block: This is a complete guide to a Galaxy far far away.
Why Jack Likes It: All the characters! With this book, Jack feels like the force is always with him!
Do you and your little ones have any favorite reads? Be sure to pass along recommendations!