I've planned on putting together a post of kids' books forever. I know it's not the main mission of this page, but if you're feeling like you're wearing mom jeans... you might be a mom. And if you are a mom, you might be looking for kids' books, especially to give as presents this time of year. I'm not an elementary school or preschool teacher, but I was raised by a elementary school reading consultant (now principal) & I've spent quite a bit of time finding & tons of time sharing books with my kids. I'm happy to share what I've found!
I went to set up a widget (those little clickable pictures below) on Shop Style Collective, the site I use to find a lot of my links. They don't even have a major book retailer on there, like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, but the widget quickly got huge regardless, & all I included were books we owned! So what you'll see pictured below are books we own & enjoy. These books are appropriate for babies to age six, I'd say. Please feel free to go to town checking out any of those! They won't disappoint. If you'd like a little more direction, here are some of my other favorites that you can get on Amazon.
Board book both of my kids LOVED, Red Truck:
First book my daughter loved so much she learned to "read" (could recite), Knuffle Bunny:
-- this one was given to her by her former reading consultant grandmother -- it's so good!
First book my son loved so much he could "read" (knew what sound each train made on each page), Trains Go:
Best classic for kids, Madeline:
My daughter & I have matching teeshirts of Madeline. She & I can basically recite that book.
Book I have super happy memories of snuggling & reading with the kids, Someone's Sleepy:
And for the holidays, I asked my kids to tell me their favorite characters. Ginny said Pete the Cat & James said Curious George. Here are the holiday books starring those two crazy animals:
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas: (if you want to truly lose your mind before Christmas, download the song. My kids love it. Me, well... not so much.
Merry Christmas Curious George:
We have also read all of the books below many, many times. I hope this post gives you some new ideas for books to share with the children in your life. There really is nothing better than snuggling with a great kid & a great book!
I'm so grateful to have you here with me. I LOVE being a mom, but I'm trying to still be "me" while being a mom, & this blog has been a tool for me to figure that out. Hopefully it's that for you, as well. I look forward to hearing from you so that I can make this blog meaningful for you. Thanks for being here!