I know, I know, that’s not the theme for this week, but this Top Ten Tuesday just happens to fall on my son’s birthday. He has his own full sized bookshelf in our house and at least as many books as my husband and I have put together. We usually read 2 to 3 books a night, unless circumstances made it so that it was too late for both books and a good night’s sleep. The extra book is a reward for whatever thing we’re trying to teach him, like for every time he went to the potty. He’s seven years old today and these are my favorite books to have read to him over the years:
A few of these we can still read together but some were among his first books that we read over and over before he was old enough to recognize letters. They’re fun for different reasons, sometimes the moral of the story is particularly great and other stories are just fun to geek out together on. They’re all on the list of books that we’ll keep forever as a reminder of when he still let us read to him.
- That’s Not My Train
- B is for Bear
- Star Wars ABC
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go
- Marvel Super Heroes Storybook Collection
- Another Monster at the End of This Book
- The Rainbow Fish
- Winnie the Pooh’s Somebody’s Treasure
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Bonus book: The Sneetches and Other Stories. This is a bonus because I don’t actually read this one to him. This is a book that is reserved for Daddy only, though Grandma can sometimes read it to him. Sometimes. My husband has it memorized, has since the book was read to him a gagillion times in his own childhood. He has all the best voices and inflection for it, but the best part is the interaction he has with our son since he doesn’t need to look at the page.
The actual theme for this week is Fall Covers and don’t forget to go over to Broke and Bookish and check out more top tens!