In the interest of full disclosure……when my son was an elementary school student, I would lie down with him at night and read him a book. Yes, even in sixth grade! And talk and tell stories and so on.
However, once he started JHS, my husband asked that we no longer do this. I guess my little boy is growing up.
I still try to fit in bedtime storytime, but it is a lot harder. Anyway, my husband saw me reading my son a book that was a bit young for him. So my husband said, “You shouldn’t read him Babu Babu Baby books. Read him Big Boy books.”
So I headed to the local library. They have a lot of books in their stockroom, so I requested ten random books. I got several Big Boy books.
How about this?
The Highway Man. It’s a famous poem by Alfred Noyes.
Perhaps you have heard it?
And the highwayman came riding—Riding—riding—The highwayman came riding, up to the olyd inn-door.
Big Boy book enough, you think? LOL This is a British book, winner of the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal in 1981. Here is a full list of winners. Wonderful books.
Moving on. A big boy Christmas book. Hey, it’s not Christmas. But I asked for random books, so I gets what I gets.
This is an Australian book, finalist in 1983 for Australian Book of the Year. Winners can be found here.
The Bible is always Big Boy:
There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:
The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Very first winner of the American Caldecott in 1938. Here is a list of winners.
So those are some of the Big Boy Picture Books. I sure would like to buy loads and loads of them, but I don’t think we need to do that now, do we. Not yet. Not just yet.