Our Favorite Books This Month - November
Books are a staple here in Mom's Room. We've been reading to Micah and Luca every night since birth (and whenever else they ask), and both of them love books. We expand our collection when we can, but one feeling we know all too well in this house is Book Burnout. I would imagine I'm not the only parent who knows what this is, especially if you also have a child on the spectrum. Your sweet baby has asked you to read the same book every night for weeks. You would never want to discourage reading, so you read it over and over again, despite the fact that the words no longer sound like words anymore and the illustrations have bled into your dreams. We try to beat this burnout by doing two things: rotating some of our selections monthly, and occasionally adding new options. For a new series, I'll be sharing our favorite books of the month to hopefully help fight Book Burnout in your home!
1) Giraffes Can’t Dance
Giraffes Can't Dance is about Gerald, a giraffe who doesn't quite fit in, discovering how to dance to the beat of his own drum (or rather, a cricket's violin). It's a sweet story with fun pictures and great rhymes. For the sake of honesty, I must point out that Giraffes Can't Dance has actually been Micah's favorite book for months and is the one book he will not allow us to rotate. He has the entire book memorized and there is a 0% chance that he will go to bed without reading it. We always choose this and one or two other books to read before bed.
Beekle is a story about an imaginary friend waiting to be imagined by a "real child" and given a name. It's such a sweet story and teaches a great lesson about being brave and moving out of your comfort zone to make friends. We just adore this book.
3) I Want My Hat Back
Jared and I love reading this book to Micah and Luca every bit as much as they enjoy hearing it. I Want My Hat Back is about a bear trying to find his missing hat, and asking any animal he meets along the way. This is a short book without a lot of words and a lot of opportunities for different voices, so it's an awesome option to take turns reading with an early reader.
4) Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site is a great rhyming book that teacher your truck-obsessed child about different construction vehicles and what they do. It then does you a solid by putting those trucks to sleep, so your toddler can go to sleep, too.
5) Llama Llama Red Pajama
Almost all parents can identify with Llama Llama Red Pajama. Little Llama is not quite ready to fall asleep after his Mama puts him to bed, and he makes quite the scene. Mama comforts her little Llama and reminds him that she's always nearby, so he can go. to. sleep. Really, you can't go wrong with any Llama Llama book, but this is our favorite this month!
We love new suggestions! Tell us which books you're reading to your children this month in the comments.
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