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What We're Reading - Personal Books

So, typically I share our library book finds from the month in these posts. But, I thought I would change it up a bit this time and share some of the books from our collection that we have been reading. While I try to be more minimal about the toys I purchase for my children, I may (most definitely do) have a harder time not buying ALL THE BOOKS. 

But, in all seriousness, I do try to limit my purchases to Montessori friendly books that are 1. super good and therefore in high demand at the library 2. vintage gems, or books that are otherwise unavailable at my library system 3. super loved by my children that we have rented previously 4. fit a deep interest in my children so that we will read a ton. 

What we're reading - books from our personal collection

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Now this is just what was recently out on our bookshelves and represents only a small part of our collection. (Some choices for younger children can be found here.) Typically, I chose 12-15 books and rotate as needed. These, are placed in our reading area, in addition to our library finds for that month. Then the kids can choose at will which they are interested in reading. 

How do you decide which books to buy and which to borrow? Reading anything good lately? I love new suggestions! 

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Comments

Nora said…
We really keep our book budget tight. I grew up in a house filled with books, but we owned very few. But, I've found that the # of board books that really use 1) suitable vocabulary for a young toddler 2) high-interest yet simple and realistic stories 3) beautiful, realistic illustrations 4) represent diverse children and written and illustrated by diverse authors is far fewer than I would have guessed. We have renewed many of our favorites 5-6 times already! And, I feel a little sad knowing other parents and children won't be able to find those books by chance on the library shelves.
by Annie Claire said…
Thanks for sharing this list! I have a hard time resisting books too. And use very similar parameters to actually buying one to keep, libraries are such wonderful places!... and then thrift stores are amazing places to score wonderful titles!

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