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I love books, and as I am introducing my kids to books, I come across lots of good ones, lots of mediocre ones, and some pretty terrible ones. This page is my attempt to catalogue this adventure.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that part of my inspiration for this is the Tinybop Loves site. I can only hope to one day have as cool of a catalogue as they do.
All Kinds of Planes by Carl Johanson

First Read: 2018-09-04
All Kinds of Cars by Carl Johanson

First Read: 2018-08-30
Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

First Read: 2018-07-24
Lightship by Brian Floca

First Read: 2018-05-15
Cool story about ships that serve as lightships.
Bugs Galore by Peter Stein

First Read: 2018-05-12
Monster Trucks by Anika Denise

First Read: 2018-04-30
Truck Full of Ducks by Ross Burach

First Read: 2018-04-29
I'm Smart! by Kate McMullan

First Read: 2018-04-28
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

First Read: 2017-12-19
Cute book for younger kids, introducing rhyming in a funny way.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

First Read: 2017-11-28
The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-Stanton

First Read: 2017-08-06
Simple little fiction story easy for a kindergartener to digest. As is typical with Flying Eye Books, the illustrations are great.
Quest by Aaron Becker

First Read: 2017-06-10
The best book in this trilogy. Two kids create a wild adventure and overcome major obstacles using different color crayons.
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant

First Read: 2017-05-20
I learned a lot about Roget (I admit I didn't know anything except that he wrote a thesaurus) in this book. Great storytelling and highly-detailed informative illustrations make this a great read.
The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

First Read: 2017-05-04
Cute story about a library run by owls. Celebrates the value of books.
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

First Read: 2017-05-04
Illustrations are top notch. My 2.5yo son loves this one.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

First Read: 2017-05-04
Similar to Mighty, Mighty Construction site, the illustrations are great, and the stories in these books are just cute.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

First Read: 2017-05-04
This book is an absolute gem. It's probably one of my favorite kids books I've ever read. Every person has a story, and books capture those stories. The books have legs and fly in this story, which is captivating. The illustrations are beautiful, which is not a surprise coming from William Joyce. This book was my introduction to William Joyce, who I now realize is simply a brilliant children's author, and I look forward to reading his longer science fiction books to my kids when they are older.
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

First Read: 2016-10-01
Girl Power. Engineer Power. What is there not to love?
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers

First Read: 2016-09-01
Pictures made out of words. Very imaginative
The Night Gardener by Terry Fan

First Read: 2016-08-01
Finding beauty in nature and art
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle

First Read: 2016-07-01
Girl Power.
Journey by Aaron Becker

First Read: 2016-06-04
Books can take you on an adventure
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

First Read: 2016-06-01
A girl wants to make something amazing, and this book show that perseverance and creativity are important
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

First Read: 2016-02-01
Please, Louise by Toni Morrison

First Read: 2016-01-01
Libraries are awesome
Ladybug Girl by David Soman

First Read: 2015-07-01
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann

First Read: 2015-06-01