Building Satksi’s Library

I mentioned in the last post about my work baby shower that my colleagues gifted me with their favorite childhood books to help us build Satski’s library. Here’s a look at the some of the haul: PicMonkey CollagePeek-a Who? by Nina Laden

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Busy Elephants by John Schnidel

A Book of Sleep by Il Sung NaIMG_5793Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan AhlbergIMG_5795My co-worker Will gave me these books and told me that William Steig was his favorite author growing up, and he even played Spinky in a school play and had a mouse named Amos. IMG_5796Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty. Amazing illustrations with the message to never give up. There’s a boys’ companion to this book too (Iggy Peck, Architect), but I love this particular book’s strong female protagonist and I think it’s perfect for Satski’s library. IMG_5800These paperback Indestructibles are 100% baby-proof: chew proof, rip proof and 100% washable. I’m looking forward to testing them out. IMG_5801Paddington by Michael Bond, a classic. IMG_5802The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat, the 2015 Caldecott Medal winner.IMG_5803 IMG_5804The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg with a sweet inscription. IMG_5812Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy RathmannIMG_5806The Korean-language edition of Chronicle’s New York Times bestseller, Goodnight Goodnight Construction SiteIMG_5807 IMG_5809Maps by Aleksandra Mizielniska and Daniel Mizielinski.

We’ve got a lot of reading to do. I can’t wait.

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7 thoughts on “Building Satksi’s Library

  1. What a lovely idea for a baby shower- everyone giving their favourite children’s books! I just read the Iggy Peck Architect book to my class the other day- I had never heard of it before but I was looking for some new kids’ books in the class library and thought it looked good. I really like it and it, as did my class, and kind of fits well with my teaching philosophy! I will have to see if the librarian can order in the Rosie Revere Engineer book- sounds like it would have a really great message too.

  2. Each Peach Pear Plumb was one of my favorites to read to my kids, who are now about your age. “It’s raining said John Twaining” is what we say when it rains (which sadly isn’t often).

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