{All Things Kids} Favourite Story Books

Does your little one have a favourite bedtime book?
I recently made a book shelf for Keaton out of spice racks which I picked up off Akia Homeware (I think it’s the same as IKEA). I painted them white, and put them up in a line, they work really well and hold heaps of books.
So with our mini library, you would think that there would be no shortage of variety to read at night. Think again. Keaton has become obsessed with this one book in particular Goose on the farm, and by obsessed, I mean – he will literally scream if you don’t read it. We pick two books to read every night, and one of those never change, no matter how much I try and get him to choose something else, nope don’t even try mom! One night I started reading another book, and he was like “no mom, no no no” I actually could not read the book because he was shouting so loudly.
He knows just about every word, even when we are not reading the book, I can start to say a sentence (yes I now know the book off by heart too), and he will carry on the sentence. I hope he gets tired of it soon, it’s been about 4 months, and is still obsessed. I have even tried hiding it behind other books, bus as soon as bedtime comes, he starts looking for it and won't give in until we have "found" it.

Other books in our collection that he will read (after Goose on the farm) are

Most of the book collection comes from Op shops, I can sometimes get a whole bag of books for under $5.00, there is nothing wrong with them, and Keaton loves looking at the pictures, and sometimes I find the older books better than the new ones anyway. 

Are there any books in your collection that make you want to scream because you have read them to many times?

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16 comments

  1. Aw, what a great collection and love that you used spice racks for book shelves as they work absolutely perfectly 😉

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    1. Thanks - and they are super affordable which is even better :-)

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  2. The spice racks make excellent book holders. Love the way they look all filled with the colorful books. Very nice! I used to read my oldest niece bedtime stories at night. The book she was obsessed with was 'Give A Dog A Bath' - we read it every night for months and months on end ... no matter what. We even read it backward a few times (my idea - just to break the monotony of it). She liked that even more. Ugh! And yes - we both knew every word by heart. :) Thanks for bringing back this fun memory. I'd almost forgotten. LOL :)

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    1. Ha Ha I like the idea Marcia, for the sake of my sanity, I may give the backward reading a go :-) - thanks for stopping by

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  3. A great collection of books and I love the shelves. My son has firm favourites too. I can almost recite "The Little Yellow Digger" by heart. Hairy Maclary books are always popular. Actually anything with diggers and/or dogs is a hit. I use the library a lot, as then I only have to read the same book every night for three weeks until we get some new ones.

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    1. Great idea about the library - I always forget to go there - -would be great because I can give them back and hope he forgets about them - he he!!!! Love the little yellow digger too!

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  4. Those were some of my favourites growing up. A book is a book. My daughter also rereads books over and over again. I'm visiting from the #mommymondaybloghop

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Definitely agree, a book is a book :-)

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  5. Love the shelves! I want to get some or maybe make some for my sons' room. :) Awesome book collection too!

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    1. Making them would make for a great blog post :-) but they are super cheap to buy too :-)

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  6. That looks amazing, I saw this in a lot of parade of homes that I went to the other week.


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  7. What a clever idea! Love the shelves.

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    1. Thanks - they were really simple to do, but think they are super effective :) thanks for stopping by x

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  8. What a great idea for a library! :)

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  9. What a fantastic idea! going to borrow that one. (popping over from the weekend blog hop)

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  10. Looks like a fun list! I have the same deal with my 2 year old. Luckily, he seems to change his favorite every week or so, so I get a descent variety.

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