David’s Library Bag: Trains, Flowers, and Denise Fleming

I’m having a lot more fun reading to David now that he can sit through more picture books. I don’t know who has more fun picking out books at the library. . .

Here are last week’s picks:

trains-goTrains Go by Steve Light. David picked this one – we always manage to find our library’s new board books. We both enjoyed this one, although some of the train sounds turned into tongue twisters for me. I want to try out some of Light’s other works.


Planting a Rainbow – Lois Ehlert. Ehlert is plantingarainbowturning into a favorite author of mine – she has beautiful illustrations and captivating story lines for toddlers. David loved this book because he remembers helping me plant flower seeds. Now he wants to plant some bulbs (me too!). Although, I think I would like to try forcing some for indoors this year (and because we keep looking at properties and may or may not be living here in the spring!)

time-to-sleepTime to Sleep – by Denise Fleming. Fleming has created so many great books! We’ve read Lunch and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy already. I think I have several of her other works from my preschool-teaching days.  This book is actually about winter coming, and not going to sleep, as I had previously thought.

Current Toddler Favorites

I believe that we have checked out most of the board books in our local library. (Except for the Disney movie spin-offs which I will not check out). So, the other day we actually picked out some non-board books. No ripped pages yet. My little boy is growing up!


Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert. (Great author!) The highlight of this book is that the fish eyes have little holes in them. And anything related to numbers is always a big hit.




Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.  I am not sure who liked this book more: David, or the 9 year-old we had on respite these past couple of days. Between the two of them, I’m not even sure how many times I read the book. This book teaches waiting on Mommy, and includes fun rhyming phrases. I see why the Llama Llama books are so popular. (For parents and children!)




Corduroy by Don Freeman. This is a classic. I own this book, but I included it here because David loves it. He seems to really like the idea of Corduroy looking for his button and falling off the bed. (By the way, as I was searching for this online, I found other Corduroy books besides Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy. I never knew Freeman wrote more!)