Read Aloud Wish List

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.

If you’re interested in some tips for reading to your kids or want other book suggestions, I’ve blogged about some of our favorites here and here. 🙂

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