Each week over 20 fabulous bloggers share their favorite picture books for kids on their Facebook pages. It’s a super fun series that I have the pleasure of coordinating. I asked everyone in the group to share their favorite book that they shared in 2014 and I’ve gathered them all here for you to enjoy!
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My top pick this year was Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park. Xander decides to throw a panda party at the zoo. But, he is the only panda at the zoo so he decides to invite all the bears. When the koala bear informs him that she is a marsupial not a bear, Xander ponders what to do. He decides to expand his guest list and before he knows it, all the animals are invited to the party. Xander is even more delighted when a special guest arrives at the last minute to his party. We enjoyed it so much that we used it for one of our Family Dinner Book Club meetings.
When Tracy from School 4 Boys recommended Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas we immediately put in our wish list from the library. It turned out to be one of my son’s favorite books. It even made his Favorite Books for 3-4 Year-Old’s List and it’s the main reason my son turned into a rhyming little dude.
Mia at Pragmatic Mom recently shared Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett is the story of two boys who dig a hole in hopes of finding something spectacular and they end up have a spectacular experience.
*Jennifer won’t be sharing via The Good Long Road in 2015. But, she will be sharing occasionally via Multicultural Kids Blogs which will be taking over her share slot.
Vanessa from Pre K Pages recently shared Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno. It is a holiday twist on the traditional Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
One of my favorite shares recently from Jackie at Ready-Set-Read! was Night Tree by Eve Bunting. It’s a beautiful story of a family who visits a farm and decorates a tree each year for the animals to enjoy.
Deirde blogs at JDaniel’s4 Mom says her favorite pick is Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes is one of my favorite books to use to help children learn about being grateful. The illustrations are gorgeous.
Renee blogs at Mother and Daughter Book Reviews selected Lady Emma and Her Land of Wonder by Martha Harrison. It is a wonderful story about fixing your own mix-ups and getting things in order before you can find your dreams.
Katie blogs at Story Time Secrets picked the super funny Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cornin by which is probably my husband’s favorite book to read to the kids. This one will have the whole room giggling.
Reshama from Stacking Books says Gazpacho for Nacho by Tracy Kyle. It’s a bilingual rhyme about a picky eater. Mami’s little Nacho only wants to eat gazpacho but she finds a clever way fix the problem!
Ann from Doodles and Jots says Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal was her favorite pick from the year. It’s a story of believing and friendship. Uni believes that there are little girls real and are out there somewhere. A fun twist on whether or not unicorns are real.
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