We love books. I love books. And my girls now love books.

Aïcha, 3yo, June 2008
Reading a book to Teddy.

I don’t believe you can ever have too many books, and I have been collecting an especially good library of children’s books. I browse secondhand shops for good titles, and when a special is offered, such as fill-a-bag-for-$3, I go crazy.

However, when you have so many books, it’s easy to lose track of the ones you want. So, slowly, slowly, I’ve been adding my books to an online library called LibraryThing.

LibraryThing allows me to add titles just by entering in the ISBN number, and I can add tags that makes it easy to find titles on a particular subject. You can browse my library anytime, and I’ll keep working my way through my books until all of them are catalogued. I’ve currently got 330 books online.

When reading books with the girls, I sometimes think, “Wow, this is a really good book. I wish everyone knew how good a book it is!” So I decided to add a book club feature to this blog to allow me to share the great titles we have in our collection.

I know when I discover a cool book on someone else’s blog, sometimes I have to track it down. Maybe I’ll inspire you to add to your collection too.

So, let me introduce you to

The DFF Book Club

This first book is 1 one year old (Counting children 1 to 10).

Book: 1 year old - counting children 1 to 10

I don’t intend to feature all the pages of all the books, but this is one exception. The pages show the appropriate number of children at the appropriate age doing something very typical for that age-group. Such a simple idea, and so interesting for kids to look at.

It’s fantastic! Have a look.