Leif and I love books. We love, love, love books. Especially used ones. One of my favorite smells in the entire world is that of a used book store.
Clio loves books too. If she is fussing the quickest way to get her to calm down is with a book. She gets so still and becomes entranced with the pictures. Most the books we get her are from used book stores or ones we pick up while at thrift stores. We feel like buying used books encourages her to read but it also encourages her to think in a more environmentally-minded way.
Here are three of my favorite most recent additions. The artwork in these are really incredible and, at least in children's books, artwork is generally how I judge the quality of the entire book.
(we are big Sendak fans in this house).
So, any recommendations for children's books? I would love to hear 'em.