Here is a very short list of some of my favorite children’s books. I’m leaving off all the obvious ones like Make Way for Ducklings, Where the Wild Things Are and all the Dr. Seuss and Dr. Seuss inspired books. We all know and love those classics so I don’t need to list them here. These are books that I have newly discovered (and rediscovered) over the past 6 years.
Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
What better way to discover the love of books and the wonder a library has to offer than through the eyes of a bat.
Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field
Precious bedtime prayer with beautiful, classic illustrations.
Before You Were Born by Howard Schartz
This is a great book for a new mom. An interesting twist on baby’s preparation for the journey from womb to world.
Giant John by Arnold Lobel
I bought this book at a used book sale a few years ago and it has been a hit.
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
I had forgotten all about this book until I saw it at B&N. It’s such a sweet story I had to get it to share with Addison and he loves it too. I think I may be trying to subconsciously bias my boys against urban sprawl with this book.
My mom used to read this to me and now reads it to Addison (the very same book w/ my little crayon drawings in it). I don’t think she realized what she was doing but this book planted the seed of animal rights in me.
by Barbara Burrow
Another great find at the used book sale. Great for bed time and a simple introduction into the universal concept of God’s love.
What are some of your favorites?