Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Favorite Kid Books

I love reading! It fills my heart with joy to share a great book with my kids. I loved reading Percy Jackson and Harry Potter with my older kids. And I love reading story books with my younger kids. Yoda is 4 and it seems like that golden age. He is game for any book I pick. And Draco and Baby Girl can't help but come over. Here are some recent favorites...

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!

This is a great boy book! But girls will love it too! It's about a dinosaur who keeps "wrecking'' everything at school. So many fun dinosaur names. It's clever and funny. Your little boy or girl will be giggling for sure! And maybe even learn how to behave.


This clever book is about a dragon who wants his mom to keep reading him a book, over and over again. As a parent you can totally relate. This book heats up and kept my Yoda giggling. It was his favorite for a long time. We need to get this book. He wanted to read it again and again.

Yes, No, Maybe So

This clever book teaches what behavior is okay and what it not okay. (Click on the link. They have preview pages) My favorite page is the monkey pushing his brother on the swing under YES. Then it shows him just pushing his brother on the NO page. Then it shows him pushing his brother into a pile of leaves on the MAYBE SO page. I love teaching through silly examples. And even more when they rhythm.  Your kids will love this fun book.

Press Here

This fun book is a little different. I like how it actively involves the reader.  At first my 4 year old didn't know what to think of it. But soon he was loving it and cracking up. In case you haven't noticed, I love funny books.

The Day the Crayons Quit

I forget what kid found this book at the library. But we love it. Each of the crayons write letters to their owner to complain. Such a great perspective! It is a funny read. And I think it encourages us to be creative and think outside the box, even if it's just the crayon box.

Little Green Peas

This is an adorable fun book. I love when books teach simple things very clearly. Some color books aren't obvious enough for someone learning colors to really get it. When kids are young we are teaching them names of things, colors, counting, shapes, noises. And when it's not clear it can be confusing. This is a great read with great illustrations. Very cute and clever!

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

I love Mo Willems! And Yoda really loves this pigeon series. He got this from my dad on his birthday. He loves arguing with me on whatever we are reading about. And any book by Mo Willems is fun to read, even when you are an adult. Very entertaining. You and your child will love it! Hoping to talk my son into having this for a party theme....

Pride & Prejudice

This series of 'classic' books for babies and children are my very favorite!!! My girlfriend who is a librarian told me about these books. I died!!! Allison Oliver does the art and it is too adorable!!! She is so talented! This series takes classics and teaches basic principals. For example P&P is a counting book. 1 English Village 2 Rich Gentleman 3 Houses ( Longbourn, Netherfield, and Pemberly), and you get the idea. They introduce the characters and little things here and there. What better way to prep baby girl to love Jane Austen than to read her these? Plus my boys can't help but read any book we have. So now they too are familiar with the story. We also have Sense and Sensibility, and Jane Eyre. I want to get Alice in Wonderland, A Secret Garden, and The Wizard of Oz. These books are so cute! And amazon really has the best price for them.

Amelia to Zora

This book is truly wonderful. This book focuses on 26 women who change the world. It is very empowering. This book serves as jumping point to know what biographies you would want to read. You get a little taste of what each of these women have done and they hope to inspire you to learn more. There are some great teaching conversations in this book. I love this book so much. I'm sure you will too!!!

I hope this helps you find some great kid books for your children!

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

― Emilie Buchwald

You are of course welcome to click on these links to learn more about these books. If you do purchase from amazon I would receive a small amount at no extra charge to you as they are affiliate links. But you are more than welcome to make a list and head to your local library. Summer is the perfect time to read! Feel free to share your favorite book in the comments! We love reading!

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