~Books at My Bedside will be a series of posts wherein I will share books I am currently reading and enjoying.
Since our little Q is not so little anymore and is gradually taking on longer books, my job as “board of censors” has become bigger. I have a pile of books waiting to be pre-read before Q gets his hands on them. (This is another reason why I have very little extra time for reading my own grown up books anymore). When Q’s reading options were just limited to board books and picture books, I used to just scan and read them while standing in a bookstore and then decide whether to buy them or not. Now, since he is taking on longer picture books and some chapter books, I do some research beforehand to get a general idea of a particular book before I go to the bookstore or online to buy it because reading it in the bookstore while standing will already be time-consuming and sometimes, just close to impossible. After I get the books, I start pre-reading them when I have the chance. Though painstaking, I enjoy this task tremendously. So many great children’s books out there and I am very excited to introduce to Q some of the ones I have already pre-read.
Books in pre-reading queue:
The Twenty-One Balloons – William Pène du Bois
Fairy Tales – E.E. Cummings
Homer Price – Robert McCloskey
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E. L. Konigsburg
Fog Island – Tomi Ungerer
Ginger Pye – Eleanor Estes
Books already pre-read*: