I fortuitously found our first Llama Llama book at a local library book sale. It was October and I collected what halloween-themed children’s books I could find, then brought them home. Zoey immediately fell in love with Llama Llama Trick or Treat, handing it to us over and over again until both my husband and I could (and still can) recite it from memory.
Since October, we have collected Llama Llama Gives Thanks, Jingle Bells, I Love You and Easter Egg. As I researched the author, Anna Dewdney, I was deeply saddened to hear that she has passed away. Her stories and her artwork are so heartfelt and beautiful; we love them, and will continue to collect and read all of her books.
As we continue to introduce Zoey to more Llama Llama stories, I’ve created a bibliography of Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama series. Please feel free to use it too if you need it! Her estate has released some books posthumously and I’ve decided to include those that have the same look and feel as the originals.
Mercer Mayer’s core Little Critter books are another staple series of my childhood!
I fondly remember my mom reading All by Myself, Just Me and My Dad, Just Me and My Mom, Just Grandma and Me, and (my personal favorite) Just Go To Bed! The stories felt so relatable and cozy and the artwork, although quirky, was also very warm and welcoming.
As I research this series, I realize that as much as I loved the books I knew, there are so many more I’ve never had the pleasure of reading! I am starting to collect Little Critter books to read to my daughter, so I’ve created this one-page handy dandy bibliography to keep track as I go! Please feel free to use it too if you need it!
So many of this man’s books were read to me throughout my childhood and I’m sure you’ve had a similar experience! The artwork is uniquely appealing, his wordplay is masterful (have you read Fox in Socks?) and above all each story has a good moral that can teach all who read it!
I am starting to collect Dr. Seuss books to read to my daughter, so I’ve created this one-page handy dandy bibliography to keep track as I go! Please feel free to use it too if you need it!
One of my favorite children’s authors is (you guessed it) Bill Peet!
I remember my mom and I would make frequent trips to the library throughout my childhood and I would always borrow as many Bill Peet books as I could find each time. Every story is entertaining and has a good moral, but most of all I love the art!
I am starting to collect Bill Peet books to read to my daughter, so I’ve created this one-page handy dandy bibliography to keep track as I go! Please feel free to use it too if you need it! We currently own Chester the Worldly Pig and Kermit the Hermit, but I’m always keeping a look out for more!
Today is the birthday of one of my favorite authors, Stephen King! Happy birthday Mr. King!
Once upon a time, I attempted to read all of his books in one year, and failed spectacularly, completing only nine. Something I’ve learned on this journey? Stephen King creates heavy subject matter. From his longest novel to his shortest story, his content can be deeply disturbing or incredibly touching. I continue to make steady progress, and someday soon I will complete them all, but I need a little time after each book to digest what I’ve read.
! Please note, I recommend Stephen King’s books for adults. I would not recommend reading his books to children !
Here is a complete list of Stephen King’s fictional novels, organized in chronological order by earliest publication to the most recent. If my research is correct, he has published 68 complete fictional novels to date, including 12 collections that range from 4 to 24 stories each. I’ve marked the ones I’ve read with an asterisk *.