National Book Month
I love to read. I always have. As a child you rarely ever caught me without a book. I read every book I could get my hands on. We had a hall closet near my parents room and the bottom was filled with 2 shelves worth of books I had read… and would re-read when I ran out of new ones.
The fascination with books began early and I was reading before I entered kindergarten. Sometimes I believe my love for reading was innate considering neither of my parents read a lot. Well, my dad does nowadays, but not so much when I was growing up. Yet, my mom still took the time to teach me to read before I started school and my love flourished.
Therefore, it is only natural that I would do what I could to instill that love for reading in my children. My teens read when they find a novel or series that really interests them. Actually, it is typically a series of books at a time, but at least they are passionate about it and, well, are reading! My 6 year Princess is what I call a “closet reader.” She knows how to read, likes it, but does not let anyone else know about it. Yet, she is still one of the top 2 readers in her class. JJ, my 8 year old, is my mini-me when it comes to reading. She always has her nose in a book and cannot get enough knowledge. And, last but not least, my toddler, Monkey LOVES books. She enjoys looking at the pictures, touching the pages, and pretending to read through them. Knowing they each have a fascination with books delights me to no end.
October is National Book Month and helped me pose this week’s “Mom Moments” question to my blogger friends:
What is Your Favorite Book to Read to Your Child?
- The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams – Saving U Green
- The Wolves In The Walls by Neil Gaiman – Real Houston Housewife
- If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – The Frugal Mom
- Drummer Hoff – Pounds 4 Pennies
- Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin – Real Life Notes
- Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae – Real Posh Mom
- Clifford the Big Red Dog series – Dallas Single Mom
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault – The Nerd’s Wife
- The Teeny Tiny Farm by Katharine Ross – Middle of the Road Less Traveled
- Curious George books – Roubinek Reality
- Llama Llama Mad at Mama – Mama Loves Her Bargains
- Any Howard B Wigglebottom book – Jade Louise Designs
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle – Southern Girl Ramblings
- The Lorax – Sippy Cup Mom
- Green Eggs & Ham – Mama Chocolate
- The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton – The Suburban Mom
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss – Fabulous Finds by Tiffany
- Is Your Mama A Llama? – Freckleberry Finds
- Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb – Tales From the Nursery
- Hooper Humperdink?… Not Him! – Keeping Up with the Rheinlanders
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst – Acting Balanced
- Charlotte’s Web – The Springmount 6 Pack
- Moo Baa, La, La, La by Sandra Boynton – Makobi Scribe
- Joseph and the Little Over Coat – Mommyland
- The Night Night Book by Marianne Richmond – Day by Day in Our World
- Amelia Bedelia – Slap Dash Mom
- Bread & Jam for Frances – What U Talking Bout Willis?
- Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea – And The Little Ones Too
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems – Domestic Executive Online
- A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza and Camilla the Cupcake Fairy – Susie B. Homemaker
- Are You my Mother – Trippin’ With Tara and The Night Owl Mama
- Goodnight Moon – Sweet Bella Roos, A Mom Having Fun, and Clever Housewife
- Llama Llama Red Pajama – Desiree Eaglin, Formula Mom, and The Kids Are Grown, Now What
- Love You Forever by Robert Munsch – Mom With A Dot Com, Money Saving Michelle, and Tailor Made Momma