You guys, there are so many bad children’s books out there. Like, really bad. And, unfortunately, the ones my son gravitates to are the worst of the worst. But, since we frequent the library quite often to pick up new books, I recently asked a few of my friends: What books do you love to read with your children? Here are some of their answers:
Franklin books by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark. “They go over like a nice warm blanket to my kids and they always, always come away drowsy.”
Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch. “I like how the tooth fairy shows up on a motorcycle, is not your typical fairy, and it’s the perfect length for bedtime.”
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. “It’s a simple story that evokes positive feelings about winter and excitement for snow. It gives enough detail to keep the story interesting but not too much that you can’t use your own imagination too.”
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman. “The artwork is beautiful and sometimes breathtaking, and the way she composes her books is soothing and always lovely.”
The Bear books by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. “They are lovely to read out loud with such an enjoyable rhythm and just nice heartwarming little stories about being kind and helpful.”
My personal favorite is This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers. It is such a creative book, both in its dialogue and artwork. I never tire of it.
I am also curious to check out The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep. I’ve heard it actually works!
Do you have a favourite book to read with your children? Please let me know in the comments! Happy reading.
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