Friday, September 20, 2013

Follow Me Friday- Picture Books


Feature Follow is the day of the week that we get to know each other and make some new friends. This is graciously put on by our hosts Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week there is one blog featured by each host and a question to help us break the ice and open discussion. Since I am new to blogging I don't currently have a preference as to how you follow me. Feel free to follow through bloglovin, email, or GFC. I'm not picky just happy to have the company.


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This weeks question is:  

What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them? 

When I was a kid I really liked the Curious George books, but my favorite were the Berenstain Bears books. I loved these, and every time we would go to the book store I had to get a new one. My favorites of this series were:

  
My Wife and I read The Berenstain Bears' New Baby to my son when his sister was on the way this year. He is 3 and really loved the story and read it quite a bit till we had to take it back to the library. He is an amazing big brother to his 4 month old sister. 

Having kids I have read a ton of picture books. Goodnight Moon and Guess How Much I love You are books I can recite in my sleep. I tried to read the Berenstain Bears books to my son since I liked them so much, but he really isn't a big fan of them. 

My son really likes the Llama Llama series. These books are affectionately know around our house as the Llama Drama series. I have to admit that I really like them too. They are funny, and like most kids books they teach a lesson. My son even has a little plush toy of Llama Llama in his red pajamas. Here are my favorites that I have read:

I love reading to my son. We have read Sherlock Holmes, The Hobbit, and the first Lord of the Rings, but most of the time it is picture books. I know he doesn't understand the books I pick but when he gets older I will re-read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I think when he can understand the story better he will love these like I did as a kid. I also can't wait to read the Harry Potter series to him. 

So what picture books do you like? Leave me a comment and we'll see if we like the same ones. 


33 comments:

  1. Yay, I loved the Bernstein Bears when I was a kid. I'm a new Bloglovin' follower. You can see my response at Love your picks! New Twitter follower! Check out my answer at
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  2. I haven't heard of any of your picks, but the Llama books look funny. I love The Hobbit and Harry Potter too - I will definitely read these to my future kids.

    New Follower!
    My FF.

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    1. The Llama Llama books are really funny. When you have kids I would recommend them. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  3. I can't believe I for got Goodnight Moon. The Llama books started coming right as my son was getting into the older books but we did read a few.
    Following back

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    1. I hope there are more of the Llama Llama books to come because they are great. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Nice choices! Thanks for stopping by and following. New Bloglovin' follower :)

    Zareena @ Books and Books

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  5. Hehehe, love the Llama, Llama books! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Old follower.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

    Here’s my FF

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  6. I'm getting all kinds of good recommends to read to my son through this, we have never read the Llama Llama books so I will have to check those out.

    New follower via bloglovin', thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Emily @ http://mybookboyfriendishotterthanyours.wordpress.com/

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    1. They are really cute, I think you will enjoy them as much as your son will. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I really enjoy Goodnight Moon. The art is wonderful. Art in picture books is what draws me in!

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    1. I will admit that when it comes to children's books I'm not picky about the art work. Comics on the other hand, the art work can make or break the book. :-)

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  8. Yeah, I had all the Berenstain Bears books as well.

    Nowadays I read a lot of Pete the Cat to the little ones.

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    1. You had mentioned Pete the cat to me before. I really need to look into those books. They sound great. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I love the Berenstain Bears...No Girls Allowed takes the cake! You are so lucky that you are already reading the Lord of the Rings to your son. How do you get him to stay still for that long without pictures?

    New follower via bloglovin' and GFC!

    Rachel @ The Big Book Binge

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    1. When I read Sherlock Holmes and Lord of the rings to my son he was 1 or 2. He was just happy with snuggle time and the sound of my voice. I always did different British voices for the Sherlock Holmes characters and he loved it. Lord of the Ring he was just fascinated by the story. Now at 4 he has to have pictures, but occasionally he asks for "Sherlock Homes". It's cute.

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  10. The Llama books are vaguely familiar. Sounds like your son is going to be way ahead of the pack when he gets older, already listening to LOTR! He may not fully understand it, but I'm sure bits and pieces are making there way in and preparing him for a future of great books!

    Thank for stopping by!
    New follower :-)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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    1. He does get bits and pieces. It made my year when after reading to him one night he stomped around our apartment shouting Boom Boom goes the drums in the deep. Not quite the quote but it was so fulfilling that he remembered that part

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  11. Loved the llama books!Absolute faves!

    new follower through gfc & bloglovin

    Guinevere & Libertad @ Twinja Book Reviews

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  12. Aw great pick! Brings back some memories! Check out what I picked =)

    new follower


    -Amanda P


    Where the Night Kind Roam

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    1. I have had several trips down memory lane with this FF. I am really having fun checking out every ones picks. I had even forgotten about several books I loved when I was a kid.

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  13. I've never heard of these, but they look really fun!
    I'm a new follower so hi!!
    Kirsty @ All in One Place
    http://www.kvlovesbooks.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Those bears have been everywhere this week! xD

    Thanks for stopping by my FF - following back via Bloglovin'

    Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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    1. Yes they have but that just means they are great books. Thanks for checking out my blog.

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  15. Please stop all this Llama Drama Llama Llama red Pajama!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your picks!!!

    Michelle@Because reading is better than real life

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  16. Excellent picks! The Llama books look really funny :)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier, I'm following you back via bloglovin'.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  17. The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring? Really?
    You're such a wonderful father to read those to your son.
    I wonder how old he is for him to appreciate those books but if I were you, I'd rather show him the movies first.

    For the Harry Potter series, make sure he read the books first before the movies so he might have the imagination on his own.
    I read HP & LOTR series as a child.

    Night of Snow

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    1. My son is going to be 4 in November and when I read them to him he was almost 2. I know he can't really appreciate them now but he loved just listening to them. Some of the parts stuck out to him. I will re-read these to him when he is older.

      As to the movies, I'm pretty sure they are a bit scary for him right now, but I can't wait to watch them with him when he gets older. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  18. Hi - Thanks for stopping by my blog last week. Sorry for the late return comment. Those Llama Llama illustrations look great! New bloglovin follower :)

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    1. Not a problem, I am always happy to have the visitors. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. great choice,I love those books.Visiting back for FF.

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  20. It's a nice, connecting thing to know that almost everyone was familiar with the berenstain bears. We all read similar books as children. How nice! Thanks for stopping by and I'm returning the follow back via bloglovin'!
    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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