The Instagram play along hosted by Jackie from My Little Bookcase this month has been a lot of fun for Celeste and I. Every day, we scan our bookshelves for a book to match that day's prompt.
I wanted to keep a record of the books we have shared so far and share the list with you. Following this mosaic (which isn't in order), you will find a list with the prompts and our choices for each. Sometimes, we just couldn't pick only one.
At the end of the month, I will updated this list with the last few books.
1. A classic: Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
2. A book that makes your child laugh: LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
3. A book you love to read aloud: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
4. A favourite cover: Martine et les 4 saisons by Gilbert Delahaye
5. A green message: Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney; Nature in the Neighborhood by Gordon Morrison
6. A favourite author: Dr. Seuss
7. Onomatopoeia: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
8. A book about animals: (we chose 9 for this one!) Just So Stories, A Nest for Celeste, Tumtum & Nutmeg, Little Fur, Dolphin's First Day, Pagoo, Animal Homes, Insects do the Strangest Things, A Lion's Pride
9. A character's name of significance: A Nest for Celeste by Henri Cole
10. A fairytale : (5 titles) The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen, Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales, Blue Fairy Book, Orange Fairy Book, Usborne Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales.
11. A wordless book: The Arrival by Shaun Tan
12. A book from your own childhood: Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
13. A sweet illustration: La Vie des Lutins, Sim Chung: The Blind Man's Daughter from the Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories
14. Set in a city: Maybelle the Cable Car by Virginia Lee Burton
15. A book that makes you cry: The Ugly Duckling
16. A favourite character: Anne of Green Gables
17. Set in another country: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
18. Unusual or unique: A Difficult Day by Eugenie Fernandes
19. Cool typography: The Mermaid's Treasure; Wizardology; Care and Feeding of Sprites
20. Tonight's bedtime story (4 titles from what we were each reading that night): The Kill Order by J. Dashner (Andre); Scarlet by Marrissa Meyer (Adrienne); The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (me); Sister Magic (Celeste)
21. Borrowed from the library: The Snow Queen; The Painted Girls; The Great Gatsby; The Flower Alphabet Book; + manga
22. An Australian book: Wendy Orr
23. An international author: Cornelia Funke; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Philip Pullman
24. Controversial: Harry Potter series
25. Your child's choice: Usborne Dolly Dressing sticker books - she has a collection of these!
26. Interesting title: The Whipping Boy
27. Cloth bound: Ruby Gloom's Guide to Friendship; Le Language des Fleurs
28. Board book: Little Canada; Goodnight Mooon
29. Given as a gift: The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani; Movie Stars sticker book
30. Beautiful endpapers: Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
31. Award winner: Robert Closkey