Bambini Bookshelf: 2014 Favorites
I love sharing what we're reading and to kick of the new year I thought I would share our favorite books of 2014. It is always hard to narrow down to a few favorite books, but these are all books that we read again and again and were remarkable in some way. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to share what your favorite books were in the comments!
1. Train by Elisha Cooper
Originally mentioned in our post on awesome train books this is a remarkable book. Soft, unique illustrations and tantalizing language choices that mimic the movement of the train.
2. Thunderstorm by Arthur Geisert
Mentioned in our October Bookshelf post that my son is in love with this book. Fascinating and detailed illustrations that draw you into this nearly wordless book about a country storm. I can't tell you how many times we've borrowed this one from the library.
3. Rapunzel by Sarah Gibb
As much as my son loves Thunderstorm, my daughter loves Rapunzel. This is the other book that is constantly missing from the library shelves because of our family. It is a beautifully illustrated version of the classic fairy tale Rapunzel.
4. Lightship by Brian Floca
Did you know that there are lightships? We learned so much from this beautiful book. Brian Floca is an amazing author and illustrator. He is more well known for winning the Caldecott Medal for this book. Highly recommend anything with his name on it.
5. Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light
This is one of the most visually creative books we read in 2014. It has a permanent place on our bookshelves. Great for practice with counting, encouraging creativity and imagination, and for discussing a visit to a big city.
Books Reviewed Below
*Here's our original list of favorite books (which coincidentally also includes Have You Seen My Dragon - apparently we've been re-reading that book for a while).
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