Monday, January 5, 2015

Judging a Book by it's Cover

I recently realized one of my only saving graces from having to re-read the same books over and over again for my kids, is the fact that children's books have pictures.  Of course, I pull the skipping some pages and paraphrasing paragraphs from time to time, or all the time, but sometimes I love looking at the illustrations as much as the girls.

And another great perk of pretty illustrations is having a book display acting as art and decor for the nursery or kid's room.  I swap the books on Ashlynn's ledges from time to time; when her comprehension starts to improve, when I notice she stops requesting certain titles, and of course we pick up or receive new ones.  Which also helps the parent trap of repeated re-reads that you can spout off without even opening the book.  

I know the book display is fairly big trend in children's rooms, and I love that it's something that can continue to grow with child.  You can color coordinate the books to the room, stick to classics or your own childhood favorites, or ones with beautiful cover art as if they were coffee table books for your children's walls.  

We have a number of the books below and majority of the rest are on our wishlist.  Many of them are Caldecott Medal winners, best sellers, or classic stories every child should know.  


children's book cover art decor



children's book cover art decor



children's book cover art decor



children's book cover art decor



children's book cover art decor



children's book cover art decor



children's book cover art decor



children's book cover art decor




children's book cover art decor - little golden books

Classic Little Golden Books



What are your current favorite picture books to read?  Do you display books solely for the cover art?  I hope everyone had a great weekend!

9 comments:

  1. so many cute books! i totally buy books based on their covers -- i had a favorite dress on violet's wish list! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. I totally am more likely to buy a book if it has a cute cover! Love all of your picks!

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  3. Love myself a good book cover. But even better if it comes paired with some kick ass rhyming (like miss Lina's ballerinas!). We recently bought "the book with no pictures" and it's so silly and quirky we love it!

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  4. I watch BJ Novak read it, I wanted to get it for my niece (she's 7), thought might be better for her age, but I'm sure A will really like it in a year or two too!

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  5. Ok, now I'll probably get it. I thought it might be better for a bit older kids, but maybe not. And don't worry K doesn't get nearly the books A did. Shes gets 1 before bed (maybe 2) and whatever ever ones she throw at me during the day (Are you a Cow and Hand Hand Fingers Thumb - over and over and over)

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  6. I think I love most of those books more than Rae would actually enjoy them at this point, but I've been buying and hoarding because they are just too cute.

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  7. I love that you included some gender neutral books on your list too as we have some of those on our wish list! I totally have no idea what "Dragons Love Tacos" or "The Day the Crayons Quit" are about but they are on my wish list purely because of the title and the front cover! (Is that bad?? lol). Do you have them? Do you like them?

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  8. We LOVE Dragons Love Tacos and Secret Pizza Party!!! Also, really loving Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker.

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  9. Liz! Both of those books are amazing and soooo cute!!! Entertaining for parents as well as the kiddos!

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