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Good books: Toddler edition

April 21, 2013

We’ve had quite the week here in Boston. We spent yesterday “sheltered in place” in our house, just a few miles from the manhunt in Watertown. After a tense day, we were relieved — along with the rest of Boston — that the second suspect in Monday’s bombing was finally captured.

On a beautiful Friday in April we typically would’ve spent a lot of time outside — in the yard, at the park, running errands. But, instead, it felt like some sort of bizarre snow day:  T was home from work and we were stuck inside. Along with the general tension of the day, we (particularly the two year old portion of the family) started to get a little stir crazy. We played lots of Legos and read lots of books.

I’ve been planning to share some of my favorite toddler-books (which I read more than my own books these days). See below for some of our most-read and most-loved.

(Also — a tribute video from today’s Red Sox game with images of the harrowing week.)


Favorite classic: Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak.

New, quirky and fun: Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

Favorite interactive: Press Here, by Hervé Tullet

Best before bed (and for little boys who love trucks): Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker.

An old favorite that we’ve read since J was itty-bitty — and still read many times a week: Little Blue Truck, by Alice Schertle.

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