Welcome to TTT! Just an FYI, I updated the list of future TTT topics through the end of the year so you can get planning!
This week’s topic is “books for my younger self”, and I have just realized that this topic is… basically the same topic we did in April. I’m so sorry! I did books I wish teen me had read back then, so it slipped my mind that the two prompts I provided are basically identical. I hope you’ve been able to spin it or pick a new topic entirely that suits you better. Can we please blame this duplication on the pandemic? I feel so dumb!
I rarely get to talk about picture books on here because I focus on romance so much, but I really love them and am excited to share a few favorites I wish had been around when I was little.
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
This is about a kitten who thinks the moon is a bowl of milk, and it is darling.
Little Elliot, Big City (and the rest of the series) by Mike Curato
Elliot is the cutest white polka dot elephant and he loves to go on adventures with his best friend, a timid and tiny mouse. The pictures are to die for.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (and the rest of the series) by Mo Willems
This pigeon wants to do everything he can’t, and he’s the best little complainer. These books are so funny!
The Lending Zoo by Frank Asch
I loved Frank Asch books as a kid (his bear books were so fun), and this book about a zoo-brary with a missing tiger would have been well loved, I know.
Duck and Goose (and the rest of the series) by Tad Hills
This entire series is so cute and simple, but I think the illustrations are my favorite part.
Little Quack (and the rest of the series) by Lauren Thompson
Another adorable book series with the cutest illustrations! Little Quack has some of the best facial expressions.
10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle
Apparently I like ducks? 10 rubber duckies fall off a ship and travel around the world. It’s magical and adorable, and so colorful!
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Simple and so funny. I bet my mom would have enjoyed reading this to me!
Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson
The most heartwarming little romance for kids! I love these slugs. A sentence I never though I’d say.
Where’s Walrus? by Stephen Savage
There are no words in this book, but it’s still so amazingly entertaining! A walrus escapes his zoo home and goes on an adventure. I know I would have loved to narrate this.
Which books do you wish had been available when you were younger?