One of Poppy's all time favorite books has always been "Time For Bed" by Mem Fox. It was at this time last year that we introduced it to her and she loved it so much that we had to read it to her multiple times every night before bed. After months of it being at the top of her list, it eventually became lost in the shuffle and made its way onto the bookshelf (books on the bookshelf don't get read much, Poppy prefers to have her good books in piles all over the house). Anyways, months went by and then about 2 weeks ago I pulled it off the shelf and started reading it to her and it was like she found an old lost friend. Within 24 hours, she had memorized every word in this book, and lately, when she wakes up in the morning, she has been turning her light on and sitting in her rocking chair reading it aloud to herself, instead of coming into our bed to snuggle. Marc finally caught her with the video camera. (And I usually sing this book to her, instead of read it to her...)
And speaking of Mem Fox (one of my all time favorite children's authors), the last few nights I have been reading a great book by her called "Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever". I highly recommend this book to any parent. It has great advice about doing read alouds, as well as activities and booklists.