Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Works for me Wednesday: Great Children's Books

We love reading around here! There is just not much better than snuggling up with a kid and a great book! The secret is finding books that capture kids' attention, have sweet stories, and are enjoyable for the adults who may be reading them over and over again! This is our list of family favorites that are sure to delight you and and your child.

Our Favorite Books for Preschoolers and Elementary Kids

Llama Llama Mad at Mama
The Kissing Hand
Elmer (Elmer Books)
Go, Dog. Go! (Beginner Books)
More Spaghetti, I Say! (level 2) (Hello Reader)
The Giant Jam Sandwich (Sandpiper Book)
Hooray For Pig!
Sammy the Seal (I Can Read Book 1)
Danny and the Dinosaur
The Little Engine That Could: The Complete, Original Edition (A Platt & Munk Classic)
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Green Eggs and Ham (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books)
The Cat in the Hat
Horton Hears A Who!
You Are My I Love You
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)
Guess How Much I Love You
The Digging-Est Dog (Beginner Books(R))
Most-of-the-time Maxie;: A story
The Little House

Favorite Books for Girls

Fancy Nancy

Favorite Books for Babies and Toddlers

Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)
Hey! Wake Up!
The Going-To-Bed Book
Snuggle Puppy (Boynton on Board)
I Know a Rhino
Goodnight Moon
Big Red Barn Board Book (rpkg)
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Bedtime Peekaboo!
Light My World Board Book: Colors

Best Books When You Are Expecting Another Baby

I'm a Big Brother
I'm a Big Sister

Best Potty Training Books

My Big Girl Potty
My Big Boy Potty

Our Favorite Chapter Books to Read to Kids

Charlotte's Web
The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4

Please share your favorites, we love book recommendations!

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  1. We are reading through the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally-Lloyd Jones...it is the best Bible storybook, perfect for my oldest right now!

  2. Guess How Much I Love You has got to be one of our favorites! And they really enjoyed Owl Babies! I love books!

  3. Great list! There are a few I haven't seen before, will have to check them out. We recently added If You Give a Cat a Cupcake to our collection. If you like the If You Give... series that's another to check out. We also really like David Shannon's books, the illustrations are hilarious.

  4. I, too, love kids' books ... probably a big reason I taught elementary school prior to kids! I loved your list and got a few new books to check out too. Thanks!

  5. We love reading too!

    Some of our favorites:

    God Gave Us You
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

  6. Our favorite chapter books also include:
    Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
    The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
    Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
    The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene DuBois

  7. A few of our favorites that weren't on your list:

    Click Clack Moo (Cows That Type)
    Big Girls Use the Potty!
    Moo, Baa, La-La-La (boynton)

  8. Great list!!

    Owl Babies is one of my all time favorites!


I'd love to hear what you think!