Ashur and I spend a lot of time sitting and reading together. I'm always looking for new books to pick up and add to his personal library. Hoping that we never get tired of this activity.
Below are a few books he's practically memorized.
Like many toddlers Ashur loves everything about space and astronauts!
Mousetronaut tells the story of a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. The little mouse works as hard as the bigger mice to show readiness for the mission . . . and is chosen for the flight! astronautmarkkelly.com
Ready, Steady, Rescue is a fun picture book about a young boy in his back yard imagining different rescue scenarios. We often read this book twice before bed.
When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his family takes it in stride. They are reassured when he nobly saves the day in imaginary-play sessions as a cowboy or cop and his mustache looks good-guy great. But as time passes, their worst fears are confirmed when little Billy’s mustache starts to curl up at the ends in a suspiciously villainous fashion. Sure enough, “Billy’s disreputable mustache led him into a life of dreadful crime.” - Publisher Summary
Just like Billy, Ashur was born with a mustache! I'm pretty sure he'll be the only kid in kindergarten with a full mustache and beard lol. This book is full of laughs and we love the illsutrations!
Board books about cars or trucks are always a big hit with Ashur; However, we both love the full Little Blue Truck Series! This charming series follows Little Blue Truck on the farm, in the city, and even during the holidays. One of our favorites is Little Blue Trucks Halloween with fun interactive flaps.
A charming bedtime counting book about ten sneaky little characters who aren’t ready to go to sleep… until daddy calls the sensei to send them back to bed. It may be bedtime, but these little ninjas aren’t tired. They’re sliding, swinging, and slipping out of bed! Can Daddy and the sensei ever tuck them in? Filled with mischievous fun, 10 Little Ninjas will take young readers from playtime to bedtime again and again. Kids will love the astronauts, tigers, cowboys, dragons and more!- Publisher Summary
Hey Black Child By Useni Eugene Perkins Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Hey black child,
Do you know who you are?
Who really are?
Do you know you can be
What you want to be
If you try to be
What you can be?
Hey Black Child is a 1975 poem written by Perkins (originally written as a song) and turned into a book. This book celebrates black children and inspires all young people to dream big and achieve their goals.
Have you read any of these books?
If you have some great books to suggest for toddlers and older kids, I’d love to hear about those in the comments!