Now for the books I read with my kids:
When I choose children's books, I like ones that are fun to read, have beautiful illustrations, and for Rachel, are easy to translate. Here are some of our favorites:
Parts, by Tedd Arnold (This book made me excited to have a boy--its all about a boy who is literally falling to pieces after loosing a tooth)
Best Pet Ever, by David LaRochelle (This is a wonderful book about a boy who convinces his mother to get a pet dog by getting a pet dragon first)
The Egg, by MP Robertson (Gorgeous illustrations! This is about a boy who finds and cares for a dragon egg)
How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Llama, Llama, Red Pajama, by Anna Dewdney (This one always reminds me of my kids at bedtime--and its fun to read!)
And, of course, the classics:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak (Christian's favorite--he even read it aloud performance-style when we had some friends over who hadn't read it)
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff
For Hannah, I've read to her from the Junie B. Jones books, American Girl books and Magic Treehouse books until she took over and started reading them herself. They're classics for a reason.
Next up--the books I can't wait to read with them!