Making Readers Out of Children

Making Readers Out of Children

Jena Murray
Jan 25, 2013

Having just recently graduated from sturdy and semi-indestructible board books, our family is eager to discover some new titles to add to our shelves of favorites. This past year we've enjoyed exploring some of Apartment Therapy's featured titles, such as This is Not My Hat, Along a Long Road, and Press Here.

Two of my own family's recent discoveries are both delightful picture books. The first is the title, When I was Born by Isabel Minhós Martins and Madalena Matoso. Originally published in Portuguese, the illustrations are brightly colored and bold, but the story is full of discovery for exploring all the worldly things you learned shortly after you were born. The second title is definitely my son's most requested bedtime read, Stuck by Oliver Jeffers. This book is so silly and wonderfully imaginative, it is a giggle-fest throughout.

Please share: Which books get your children excited to curl up in your lap and read together out loud?

(Image: Lindsay Tella / Sarah & Matt's Expertly Styled Home)

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