When putting together a book review, 5-year-old Evan really had to contemplate which of the several hundred books he owns would be good enough to highlight. The kid loves his books, but some of them are more special than others.
We buy most of our books at a used bookstore in our hometown called Tin Can Mailman. Used books are a cost effective way to build up a library, when your child has out grown the books you can turn back into a used bookstore, or in our case, donate to the pop-up library stations located throughout our neighborhood.
When talking with a 5-year-old you really can do no wrong in the subject of pirates. Pirateology: A Pirate Hunter's Companion is a fun mix of history and story telling, with pull out letters, pretend treasure and in-depth comparisons of pirates found in all seven seas.
Evan can spend quite some time inspecting each page and asking several hundred questions about a specific special item. - Thank you Pirateology for providing several hundred questions for me to try and answer!
Evan likes How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You, but I personally love this one.
I need to read this book on rough nights. The sweet storyline tells how rambunctious dinosaurs make big messes which irritate their human parents only to turn around and do something incredibly loving - in a way only a dinosaur could. It is a reminder to parents that we aren't alone in the world. There are other families that have children that turn into dinosaurs every now and then!
It's a hard life having a little brother as a constant shadow.
Peter Pan, pirates and dinosaurs.
Other great books we like to read together:
You know what I love about looking through Evan's books? A lot of the books he reads are books I read as a kid. I remember how imaginative I was at his age, what I would think about when I scanned my favorite stories and how some of those lessons learned through books have helped me become who I am today. Another magical parenting moment, when you realize you and your kid aren't so different.