So now you know how much I love books. So I am always on the hunt for a great new one. And not just for myself, but my kids too. I find that we end up reading the same books over and over and over again. Sometimes you just need to freshen things up. Enter my article for the week: new Fall books for every age (child's age that is-sorry adults)! My kids are not reading yet so I lean towards the books geared for the younger set. I LOVED "The Day the Crayons Quit' illustrated by Oliver Jeffers so I'm excited to get his new one ('Crayons' is so funny that the first time I read it to my son, I had to pause a few times because I was laughing so hard). "I Want My Hat Back' and 'This Is Not My Hat' (a Caldecott winner-a really big deal in children's books) by Jon Klassen are two other favorites so I will definitely pick up the latest. Which ones do you gravitate towards? Which ones do you think your children will like? Reading books is so important for a child's development (and adults!) so keep your collection fresh and updated. You do not always have to buy the books. Libraries are a great way to refresh the books in your house. So is swapping with friends. However you do it-just do it often. Most importantly enjoy! Read often, get silly, and get lost in a story.
*Bonus-check out the slideshow after this one-classic books that kids should read*
What stories do you like to read to your children? If they are older, what are some of their favorites? Comment below, tweet me @fpschDrSweeney, or contact me directly. Check back tomorrow for another Back to School blogpost!