Monday Listicles

Another week ends. Hurray for a new one!

Ignore me, I honestly do love Mondays. And your lists. Like the ones last week. You all really made me laugh! Even the one that was written as a response by a celebrity SAHM who found ours very offensive. Sadly she forgot to link it up. Shame really, I know you were all wanting to read about why I should stop whining about my life and embrace botox, car service and real leather shoes…

Before we dive into the list of books let me tell you about next week’s listicles. Because Anna is a book worm and a published author herself it is fitting we ask her to choose the topic. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find Mommy Padawan’s blog among the linked bellow and complete the list she calls for. Then return next week to link it up.

But first, let’s talk books:

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!


Little J’s top 10 favorite books


1. Shoo fly by Iza Trapani

He loves all Iza’s books. But this one I caught him singing and reciting often. In fact he makes up his own version.

2. I stink by Kate and Jim Mc Mullan

We have borrowed this book three times from the library already. Enough said.

3. My Completely Best Story Collection by Lauren Child

We read these often before bedtime. I think ‘I won’ story is his favorite from this book.

4. What do people do all day? by Richard Scarry

Is there a child that doesn’t love this book?

5. National Geographic World Atlas

I remember as a child flipping through my grandpa’s atlas. To this day I can recognize most national flags. Little J does the same. Only his favorite is the section on tectonic plates.

6. Wanted: Cat by Marinka, Peajaye and Sonya

He loves the story. He loves the pictures. And he loves that it is long, so it buys him at least 10 extra awake minutes.

7. Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill

We won this book in a giveaway and it arrived a week after Groundhog day. Funny thing, Little J loved it already because they were reading it in preschool at the same time! It is such a wonderful story.

8. Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka

I find this book a bit odd, but my son loves it! He spotted it in the library and he loved listening to the CD that came with it. I honestly think this would be the one to teach him reading with.

9. Bossypants by Tina Fey

This is the only book I downloaded for MYSELF on MY iPad. And my kid is always clicking on it and flipping pages. The power of Tina!

10. The Bear Went Over the Mountain by Iza Trapani

This book came out on April 1st and is already a favorite of ours.

All images are courtesy of Amazon and if clicked they will take you to the shop.

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  1. Cookie's Mom April 22, 2012 at 19:12 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Missed you so much I just had to pop in for a wee visit. This topic is right up my alley!

    There’s nothing more wonderful than a kid who loves to read! Some titles I have not heard of here. I’m looking forward to checking them out.
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Ten Books You Should Read

  2. Susi April 22, 2012 at 19:16 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    I love that you made the list with books your son loves to read. I have heard of some of these but not all. Also, my little one prefers her Richard Scarry on Netfix. :)
    Susi recently posted..Instagram Sundays #1

  3. paul April 22, 2012 at 19:29 #

    How cool that you did Little J’s books. I loved looking at the atlases too(still do actually) You and Little J must have a blast reading together.
    paul recently posted..The Written Word

  4. Ally April 22, 2012 at 19:29 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    I miss children’s books!
    Ally recently posted..Monday Listicles – Eclectic Books

  5. Alison@MWT April 22, 2012 at 19:37 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    So wonderful that he is a reader!! I need to check out some of these books.
    Alison@MWT recently posted..The Second Time

  6. Lenore April 22, 2012 at 19:47 #

    Twitter: Lenore_Diane
    Fun, Stasha! I have not read any of these books with the kids. I’ll have to explore a little further. And the picture at the end is wonderful, as usual.

  7. stacey April 22, 2012 at 19:48 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    And I thought we read a lot of books. I only recognize one or two on your list! It’s off to the library for me!
    stacey recently posted..10 Books

  8. jacqui April 22, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    Who wouldn’t love a book titled ‘I Stink’?? That’s hilarious!
    jacqui recently posted..With My Compliments…

  9. Delilah April 22, 2012 at 20:39 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    I love that my kids are readers like me. They love to go to the libraries and can happily spend hours browsing for new books. I’ll have to check out a few of the books on your list!
    Delilah recently posted..Dinners for Dollars

    • Stasha April 22, 2012 at 21:58 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      We love our library too! And I LOVE the new look of your blog, really nice!!

  10. Christine April 22, 2012 at 20:46 #

    Twitter: cyu888
    I’m a little sad that my boys aren’t as into Richard Scarry as I was when I was a kid. However they LOVE maps and atlases and Mo Willems books, especially Knuffle Bunny.
    Christine recently posted..Fitfluential

  11. Robbie April 22, 2012 at 20:47 #

    Twitter: momma23monkeys
    I Stink is one of our favorites too!!
    Robbie recently posted..Changes

  12. Anna April 22, 2012 at 20:49 #

    Twitter: mommy_padawan
    Yay! I have to look for some of these next time we go to the library! Have you read much of the Tina Fey one yet? I love her but have not read her book yet. Great list and thank you so much for letting me pick the next one, so fun!
    Anna recently posted..Monday Listicles – The Books Edition!

  13. Amanda April 22, 2012 at 21:30 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    Well I, for one, am NOT a fan of Mondays. But I do love your list, and Listicles in general, of course!
    Amanda recently posted..Beloved Books

  14. Ducky April 22, 2012 at 22:37 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    Like minds!! Lil Duck listed her top 10 favorite reads as well. Looking forward to checking some of these out!!
    Ducky recently posted..Top 10 Reads – by Lil Duck

    • Stasha April 22, 2012 at 22:45 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love your list. Yes we are very alike. In fact dare I say we are both rather brilliant?

  15. Jadzia@Toddlerisms April 22, 2012 at 22:41 #

    Twitter: Toddlerismblog
    What a great list! I can’t believe I haven’t heard of most of them. The favorites chez Toddler are any of the Pigeon books (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, etc.), any of the Simms Taback books (which I am beyond sick of), and Bonsoir Lune (goodnight moon, in French).
    Jadzia@Toddlerisms recently posted..Mommy’s Pteromerhanophobia Outweighs Her Desire to Encourage the Kids: A Scene From the Dinner Table

  16. Bits of Bee April 22, 2012 at 23:09 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    Great list! I haven’t read some of those before, looks like I have some new ones to add to my list (including the Tina Fey pick, love her!). So glad to finally return for my very favourite meme :)
    Bits of Bee recently posted..10 Things You Can’t Enjoy With E-Books

  17. Bridget April 22, 2012 at 23:21 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Oh geez! I forgot all about Richard Scarry with this set of twins. Thanks for the reminder:)
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  18. Jenn April 23, 2012 at 02:32 #

    Twitter: librajenn
    Awww :) How adorable. Glad you are raising a reader :)
    Jenn recently posted..10 Reasons Why I Shouldn’t Be Left Unattended

  19. Mark April 23, 2012 at 03:45 #

    Twitter: Rsimplelives
    I don’t read books but I love that photo of your little one at the end. Too cute!
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  20. Iza Trapani April 23, 2012 at 04:12 #

    Stasha, my friend, thank you so much for listing my books. I am delighted that J is making up his own versions! That is terrific. Kudos to you for raising such a good little reader – who clearly enjoys a wide variety of books! Bear hugs :-)

  21. Kimberly S. (Sperk*) April 23, 2012 at 07:31 #

    Twitter: sperk01
    I love “Stink” I really really do. And I love a good atlas. I really really do. And I love Monday Listicles. And your photos. Thanks for making the start to every week so awesome.
    Kimberly S. (Sperk*) recently posted..Name 10 Books

  22. Theresa Sonoda April 23, 2012 at 08:03 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Lovely list! And the picture is adorable. I’ve been meaning to read a Tina Fey book, but I’ve also been meaning to read a Michelle Obama book, a Hillary Clinton book, a Whoopi Goldberg book, etc. You get the jist….hehe
    Theresa Sonoda recently posted..Sara’s Sleep Part 12

  23. Amy April 23, 2012 at 08:15 #

    Bossypants by Tina Fey is also my favorite! I am glad about having the same interest:)
    Amy recently posted..Dental implants

  24. RoryBore April 23, 2012 at 09:09 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    Love Little J’s reading library….very varied taste – I like that. It’s amazing to see how their choices will change as the get older too. Just wait: we’ve moved on from Richard Scary and Good Night Moon to the lovely literature tones of Captain Underpants and the Dumb Bunnies *eye roll*.
    Ok – I will not sleep tonight without knowing who the offended celeb is :)
    RoryBore recently posted..Opps…..I’m "It" Again

    • Stasha April 23, 2012 at 10:10 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I did not want to give her the traffic since she was quiet mean with her list. I don’t know how famous she is, but she thinks she is A list. Will tweet you the link, you be the judge.

  25. Jessica April 23, 2012 at 09:17 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    I haven’t read any of these books. Or even heard of them. How bad is that?
    Jessica recently posted..“Two Pinkies Up” Tea Party

  26. Just Jennifer April 23, 2012 at 09:24 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    My kids’ book list would have to include Fox in Socks and Green Eggs and Ham, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Magic Treehouse series, American Girl series.

    I still wanna know what YOU like to read!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Unforgettable Books

  27. Deirdre April 23, 2012 at 09:26 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    Love Charlie and Lola! Remind me of when my girls were younger. Happy Monday!

  28. Tracy April 23, 2012 at 09:34 #

    Twitter: nystoopmama
    My little junebug loves our atlas, and all maps, also! So cute. Love seeing children’s book recommendations.
    Tracy recently posted..Please, for the love of God, don’t ask me to read these books.

  29. Susanna Leonard Hill April 23, 2012 at 09:58 #

    Such a wonderful list of books! I am a huge Iza Trapani fan (and not just because she’s my friend – her books are everything picture books should be!) I was so surprised and honored to see Phyllis on your list – thank you so much! – and I’m glad Little J enjoyed it!
    Susanna Leonard Hill recently posted..Meet Lisa Thiesing Author/Illustrator!… And A Giveaway!

  30. Mama, Hear Me Roar April 23, 2012 at 10:07 #

    Twitter: MamaHearMeRoar
    My kids love Richard Scarry and so do I! There’s one we’re stuck on right now, his “Please and Thank You” book. Such a funny book on manners! Gotta check out Iza’s books now.
    P.S. Love that pic of Little J’s reading moment.
    Mama, Hear Me Roar recently posted..Breaking ground

  31. By Word of Mouth Mus April 23, 2012 at 11:41 #

    Twitter: ByWordsMusings
    Must make you a list of some of the pic books my mother in law has brought over for my girls that you would enjoy … remind me!
    On another note, can i make you jealous that i attended the Erma workshop this weekend in OH? 😉
    By Word of Mouth Mus recently posted..Erma Bombeck, I am a writer.

  32. Jackie April 23, 2012 at 12:02 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    I love how his list is so expansive. I mean, I wonder how many other 4 yo are into the “Atlas”? Already has the traveler’s eye, I do presume.
    Jackie recently posted..Hanging in the Kiddie Section

  33. Katie E April 23, 2012 at 12:10 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    Great list, Stasha! I love that you included Bossypants on it – that book was great. I can’t wait to read little kid books again with my boy.
    Katie E recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Authors Whose Work I Will (Almost) Always Read

  34. Sharon April 23, 2012 at 13:52 #

    Twitter: SharonPfeiffer
    Jon Scieszka and Richard Scarry rock! We haven’t read either of the books by them in your list, not to mention the others! I love a great list of books.

    Might be heading to Amazon …s
    Sharon recently posted..Boy’s Costume Review … I’m Batman!

  35. Dwija {House Unseen} April 23, 2012 at 14:03 #

    Twitter: HouseUnseen
    I’m usually so focused on the school aged kids that I haven’t shopped much for the little ones lately. Love your list!
    Dwija {House Unseen} recently posted..10 Books to Read with your Kids

  36. Jessica April 23, 2012 at 14:11 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    Richard Scarry books and Atlases were two of my favorites growing up, too. I’ll have to check out the others for Josh. :)

  37. My Inner Chick April 23, 2012 at 18:32 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    —There is no doubt that you have children…I lo000ve your list….and I have Bossy Pants on my list, too. Xxx
    My Inner Chick recently posted..How To Become A Rockstar Blogger

  38. runnermom-jen April 23, 2012 at 19:02 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    I had that Richard Scarry book when i was a kid! I loved it so much :) love Little J’ s picture, so sweet.

  39. Rachel (Totally Ovar It) April 23, 2012 at 19:02 #

    Twitter: resp1016
    Adorably intelligent mini reader!
    Rachel (Totally Ovar It) recently posted..Books, Plain and Simple

  40. jamie April 23, 2012 at 19:28 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    I Stink. That is one that sounds like a winner. At least in our household.
    jamie recently posted..Top Ten Books I Read Over and Over and over….

  41. deborah l quinn April 24, 2012 at 03:16 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    My boys loved those I Stink books, and all the Richard Scarry books (Cars and Trucks and Things that Go)…we also read Wynken, Blynken, and Nod every night before bedtime…love that rhyme… sigh. I miss those days, actually, even though now it’s wonderful to see my kids devouring books on their own.
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Comment on a mall of contradictions by Nancy Horwich

  42. The Sisterhood April 24, 2012 at 04:57 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    I’m loving that Tina Fey made your awesome list! Ellen
    The Sisterhood recently posted..10 Children’s Books We Wanna Throat Punch

  43. Anna April 24, 2012 at 08:13 #

    My all-time favorite is Gone in the wind, I’ve read it several times but I still like it! My actual favorite is the 1984 from Orwell, it’s always an actual story.
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  44. Janie April 24, 2012 at 10:17 #

    Twitter: janie_real
    wow, so many other children’s books to check out!
    Janie recently posted..storytime favourites

  45. Liz April 27, 2012 at 08:24 #

    Twitter: LizS_B
    Love your list Stasha!
    I miss children’s books but I have kept my favourites and my kids favourites for my grandchildren. I have a few boxes of some great books. (a little scary having 2 grandchildren in my mid 40’s!! Hope to see them one day.)

    I LOVED Richard Scarry as a kid. I think I still have my copy “What Do People Do All Day”!!
    I love the National Geographic Atlas… my boys loved info books & I have a huge box dedicated to those… Sharks, Reptiles, Tornadoes, Weather & an Earth Atlas (very interesting) the like as well as numerous BBC & Nat Geo DVD’s with similar titles :)
    Liz recently posted..Wordless/Wordful Wednesday: ANZAC Day 2012

  46. Recovering Supermom April 27, 2012 at 08:54 #

    Hilarious that he likes to bring up Bossypants. :) This is a great list…it gives me a lot of new kids’ books to check out!

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