March 24, 2011

Our Favorite Children's Books

March 24, 2011
At our house we are firm believers in reading to our kids everyday. We have an entire bookcase FULL of kids books (most of which live life on the floor, thanks to our mischevious 2-year-old). My boys and I have some favorites that have become tattered with constant page turning.

These are a handful our very favorite books in our home library:

A great alphabet teaching rhyme book that is fun to read and fun to sing!

The Cat in the Hat
Classic Dr. Suess. We are big Dr. Suess fans around here and this story about a mischevious cat is one of his best!

Big Truck Book
The perfect boy book. All about trucks, tractors, and other big trucks! This book has been read at our house so many times the boardbook pages have been taped up again and again. I think it's time for a replacement.

Thomas and the Shooting Star
My boys LOVE trains. So naturally they adore Thomas the Train books. This one is my personal favorite. It is a great bedtime story about Thomas searching for a shooting star that will teach him how to fall asleep.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
With bright colors and a simple storyline, this book is my all time favorite. A caterpillar eating ice cream and pickles! I just love it! It is also a great way to teach your kids simple numbers and counting.
Tikki Tikki Tembo
A tale of 2 Chinese brothers. The first born son was given a great, long, respectable name, and the second son was given a short name. One day the first son falls into the well and his brother struggles to find help to save him all due to his long name.  A cute story that is fun to read aloud.
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!
I love all of Sadra Boynton's books. My boys memorized these simple opposites in a snap.

Dog's Noisy Day
This book has had a major impact on my kids. I started reading it to both of my son's when they were about 3 months old. The colors and shapes are simple and bright. Perfect for the short attention spans of babies and toddlers. This book was written to read aloud. With "ruffs" and "moos" and dog trying to crow like a rooster, you and your kids will love reading this silly book!

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
The cows stole the typwriter and they are sending messges to the farmer! What do they want? Electric blankets of course. This is another great book to read aloud!

Underwear Dos and Don'ts
I had to add this book in because my 2 year old has gotten attached to it. He doesn't wear underwear yet but he loves the simple pictures and bright colors that are typical of Todd Parr's books. This one is just plain silly!

We are always looking for new books to read. What are your favorite kid's books?
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mamma-mich said...

thanks for this great list! always looking for new books to add to our collection. i showed my 4 year old your list and he recognized two that i didn't know.....he reads them at pre-school! our faves are the "david series" by david shannon. my two boys LOVE them!!

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