Remember when it was National Reading Month and I was going to share our most favorite kids books in the land on the blog? Ooops! I got a little caught up and well, seventeen years later…here we are.
Better late than never, right? In the spirit of reading to our sweet little kiddos all the time (and not just on national holidays), I’m sharing 7 kids books we seriously cannot live without.
Seriously. We read these books all the time and I’m obsessed with the variety of books that are available to our kiddos these days!
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7 KIDS BOOKS THAT ROCK
In My Heart by Jo Witek. “But my heart doesn’t stay sad. Like springtime after winter, the sun comes out again. My heart grows tall like a plant reaching toward the sky. This is when my heart is hopeful”. Speaking of hearts. Mine is so in love with this book! If you’re looking to talk about feelings (all of them, from being brave and angry to calm and happy), this book does it in such a cute, sweet and adorable way.
Rosie, Iggy & Ada! We are super-duper obsessed with this series of books right now (written by Andrea Beaty / illustrated by David Roberts). These books celebrate STEM, perseverance, and passion – Rhyming, positive and sometimes silly.
Your brilliant first flop was a raging success. Come on, let’s get busy and on to the next! Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit.” We got the first (Rosie Revere Engineer) as a gift before our daughter was born.
The second (Iggy Peck Architect) arrived just in time for her 2nd Birthday! Young Iggy Peck is an Architect and has been since he was two when he built a great tower – in only an hour – with nothing but diapers and glue.
Our current obsession, the third in the series (Ada Twist Scientist) appeared under the Christmas tree this year. As Ada got thinking, she really dug in. She scribbled her questions and tapped on her chin. She started at why? and then What? How? and When? At the end of the hall, she reached Why? once again.
Spots in a Box by Helen Ward. This book is magical. There once was a guinea fowl without any spots, which made him feel odd ’cause the others had lots. I love how we explore individuality with this little guinea foul and his special delivery of “spots”. The pages are embossed so kids can interact as you read!
We LOVE USBORNE books and right now, some of our faves are the 1001 Things to Spot books. We just got 1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland, but we also have 1001 Things to Spot on the Farm and 1001 Bugs to Spot. We love cozying up under a blanket and “finding things” while talking about all of the amazing illustrations in these books!
Our final two faves are illustrated by the same guy: Brendan Wenzel. We first got Some Pets (written by Angela Diterlizzi) in our LitJoyCrate and fell.in.love. Some pets peck. Some pets nibble. Some pets drool on their kibble! This book is colorful and adorable in every way possible.
A couple of months ago, we got They All Saw a Cat in our Outside the Box. LOVE IT. The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears and paws…and the child saw A CAT, and the dog saw A CAT, and the fox saw A CAT. Yes, they all saw the cat. This book gets us talking about EVERYTHING – from how the cat sees things, to the bees to how we see things, sometimes the same and sometimes totally different.
Tell me what kids books you’re obsessed with right now! Books are a staple in our home and always given as gifts so I’m always looking for new ones to add to the collection.
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