A couple weeks ago we spent a rainy day at Barnes and Noble destroying one shelf at a time. Every time we do this outing, I take mental notes on my favorites to look up on Amazon afterwards. Sorry B&N. Here’a few of the great ones we browsed and put on the Smith wish list for our library.
When shopping for new kids books, I look for a few key aspects:
- A good message- It’s nice to get books that spur on meaningful conversation with your kids. I love finding story lines that are easy to make connections to.
- Interesting illustrations- I love having a variety of book styles to choose from. Pictures always draw me in and I love finding creatively illustrated one.
- Interactive- May be it requires the kids to point, touch, turn, or even just ask questions or make connections.