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Category Archives: What We’re Reading
Some good friends of mine and I have been talking for a while now about starting a baby book club. We all love reading to our kids, and we’ve all worked hard to build libraries of children’s books that we … Continue reading
We’ve been re-discovering some of our favorite children’s classics lately. Strega Nona, by Tomie dePaola, is one that I remember from my own childhood!
I love classic children’s books. While Tikki Tikki Tembo may not be an authentic Chinese folktale, it is certainly a revered classic. Claire loves it, and has heard it so many times that she can even recite the title character’s impossibly … Continue reading
We love this book, The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney. You know how much we love children’s books about Africa (like this one and this one), and I’ve always been a sucker for beautiful artwork (I’ll never get over … Continue reading
My friend Tess recently gave me this book, Baby-gami: Baby Wrapping for Beginners, by Andrea Sarvady. We didn’t do much swaddling with Claire – to be honest, I could never really figure out how to do it properly. But I … Continue reading
I’m always posting about our favorite children’s books, right? Well, I like to read grown-up books as well, and I am constantly recommending Helen Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni to friends looking for a great read. My friend Gabe … Continue reading
A reader contacted me recently to ask if we read to Claire and Heidi in Swahili. Indeed, we do! We have a whole stack of Swahili books to read to the kids.
When I first found out I was pregnant with BM2, Claire had just turned 2. I really wondered how she would handle having a new baby in the house. Being a little book lover at heart, I decided to get … Continue reading
We love Sandra Arensen’s book Into the Bush. I discovered it by accident – I caught a glimpse of the book over the shoulder of a woman in a shop one day. I thought the artwork was just gorgeous and couldn’t … Continue reading
When Claire got her big girl bed, we started checking on her before turning in, to make sure she hadn’t kicked off all the covers. Well, every night she kicks off the covers. And more often than not, she winds … Continue reading