what we're reading this summer

We are always adding new children's books to our collection and yesterday on our day date, Olivia and I chose a few new favorites to bring home. We try to go on a date just the two of us at least once a month, and it usually looks like this: a refresher to share at Starbucks, a trip to her favorite local bookstore, lunch at Chipotle, grocery shopping and then a fun new activity at home together while her sisters nap; yesterday we made strawberry rhubarb crisp and then did watercolors. Now having 3 little girls, I just cherish the one on one time I get to spend with my first baby girl. 

Here is what the girls are reading & loving right now.

Poppy is 22 months and she is the board book queen. The bottom bookshelves in her room are overflowing with board books and she insists on reading 10 every night before bed. Of course she's so cute when she says the words and points out everything in the pictures, so I always comply. Her favorites right now are the Jane Foster board book series. She especially loves Jane Foster's Animal Sounds and Jane Foster's ABC and Jane Foster's First Words.

Another favorite right now is So Many Feet, a colorful board book that teaches all about different kinds of animal feet with fun and quirky illustrations and simple facts. I shared in last week's Friday Favorites post they are also loving Gotta Go Buffalo, which is a board book that has flaps to lift on every page. Due to Poppy's excitement of ripping basically every flap off, they have been taped and retaped about 50 times but it remains a favorite, especially before nap time. Poppy points to it on the shelf and yells, "Buppalo! Buppalo!" on the daily.

Olivia chose the book I Wrote You A Note by Lizi Boyd, which has been on repeat since we brought it home. Boyd's charming illustrations are easily recognizable (we love her book Flashlight, especially for summertime) and the story is so darling, all about a note a little girl wrote to her friend that got passed along from animal to animal and the adventure it had as each animal put it to use in one way or another. 

You can find all our favorites listed and linked in my A-Z Lit List post here. As always, if you have favorite books to share, I'd love to hear them! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

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