My first grader is a READER. As in READS EVERYTHING. As in I nearly outed myself by leaving her Christmas list out on the desk in plain view because I completely forgot that she READS NOW.

Side note: I am a reader, as well. I love to read, always have. Writing and reading are my greatest loves (okay, after other more obvious things like my family, ET CETERA.). But, I still am amazed every day that she can read. That she is six years old and can read words like orchestra. I mean, how the hell does anyone know how to read that? What I’m trying to say is, I love you, teachers.

Anyway, so, as she grows, our reading list also changes. So, without further ado, here’s what we are loving right now:

Poor Esteban the Magnificent (formerly known as Pea Green).

Poor Esteban the Magnificent (formerly known as Pea Green).

  1. The Day the Crayons Came Home: The successor to The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt. If you haven’t read that one yet, get them both. Now. One of them involves being eaten and barfed up by a dog. Your kids will love it. You’re welcome.
  2. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids: I’ll be honest. This book is torture. She reads dumb joke after dumb joke and I want to poke my eyes out. But! Silver lining: at least they are real jokes. Unlike the ones my four-year-old tells. “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Potato.” “Potato who?” “Chicken pancake pizza car!” Ugh.
  3. Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth: Liv loves this series. Fancy Nancy turned detective!!!
  4. Oddrey: While I bought this book because I have a daughter named Audrey and thought it would just be funny, we love the message behind this book. Oddrey is her own person and doesn’t give a HOOT about being different.
  5. Not Every Princess: My big girl doesn’t fall into the typical girl gender norm. We’ve struggled with her believing us that it’s okay to be who you are and like whatever you like. This book goes above and beyond in teaching just that. Not a book for girls. A book for PEOPLE.

What are you reading?? Share!