Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quad Es Top 5 Books

One of the things I am really happy about is that my kids love reading books. My husband and I grew up loving to read books and still do even though it is harder finding the time or energy to read these days. So we are both really happy that our kids enjoy books as much as we do. Today I'm going to share with you Quad Es Top 5 books, well it is more like E1, E2, E3's favorite books because we're not quite sure which books E4 likes yet. So in no particular order, here is the list:

1) Blue Hat Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
It was the most exciting for us as parents when E1 started to "read" this book by himself. He didn't really know how to read the words but he was able to recognize and say all the colors and articles of clothing.
2) Little White Fish by Guido Van Genechten
E1 received the book from 2 of my closest friends when he was born and all my children have really enjoyed it. It has really great illustrations which I really appreciate as a designer. The kids love it when I go through each page and ask if it is little white fish's mommy and they'll say together "No!" 
3) What Pet To Get? by Emma Dodd 
I've only recently brought this book out of our book vault since it is a nice paper book and the kids were big chewers as babies and would bite through many of their books so I didn't want this to be ruined. But now that they are older, they can actually handle paper books properly so it has been released from the vault. The kids are in a total animal loving phase, so they thoroughly enjoy going through all the different animals mentioned in the book. 
4) Millie In The Snow by Alexander Steffensmeier 
This is another book that has amazing illustrations! A lot of fun little details so you discover new things each time you read. The kids love the little adventure that Millie goes through to get home. 
5) Dinner At The Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson
I have read through this book so many times, that at one point I could literally recite all the words without even looking at the book much to my husband's amusement. I used this book as a way to teach the kids to count from 1 to 10 in both English and Mandarin Chinese. 

What was your favorite childhood book? We would love to hear from you!



  1. Great chinese book rec! LOL that the littlest E doesn't have a favorite book yet. I love Dr. Seuss and want a collection for J. We have "the places you'll go" so far from a garage sale.

    1. Dr. Seuss books are great but sometimes really long, especially if the kids want you to constantly repeat it! We (Quad Es) have "Green Eggs and Ham" great one to teach the kids to try new things, "Great Day For Up" and "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish", all were left out on the curb for pick up, good deal!

  2. PS You might want to turn off the "code" that appears so it makes it easier for ppl to leave a comment. It's under "settings" and "posts and comments". Under "show word verification", choose no. If you are worried about spam, you can always "moderate" comments.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion! Let's see if we get more comments =) Also have to see if we enjoy moderating our comments.

    2. I dont find Blogger gets too many spam comments, when I blogged at Blogger.