In our home we read books often, when we're sitting around our apt, on public transit, while out and about and waiting, and of course before bed. With a 2.8 year old and a 4.8 year old there is always a negotiation at play. These are the bedtime books we're currently reading that satisfy both kiddos.
The Adventuring Pack (The Little Reader Series), by Kyla Ryman (Author), Case Jernigan (Artist)
Hug Time, by Patrick McDonnell
If You Want To See A Whale, by Julie Fogliano (Author, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
A Family of Poems, by Caroline Kennedy (Author), Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Complete Book Of Nautical Codes, by Sara Gillingham
Lightship, by Brian Floca
You Can't Take A Balloon In The Metropolitan Museum, by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman (Author), Robin Glasses (Illustrator)
Where's Warhol, by Catherine Ingram (Author), Andrew Rae (Illustrator)
I'll leave you with an excerpt from Lightship:
You may never have
heard of a lightship.
anchored on waters
on the oceans
and in the Great Lakes,
floating where lighthouses
could not be built.
Smaller than most ships,
but more steadfast, too,
they held their spots,
through calm and storm,
to guide sailors
toward safe waters...
One of my favorite new family bookstores opened this summer by a neighborhood family. Please check out Stories Bookshop + Story Telling Lab
Stories Bookshop + Story Telling Lab; (718) 369-1167, 458 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Are you able to find books that satisfy age spreads? Please let me know if you have suggestions.