Our favorite kid’s books, right now

Our favorite kid’s books, right now

In our home we have two huge shelves of childrens books, plus what we get out of the library every week. But, without fail, there are certain books that get read over and over again. Then they end up on the shelf again and another book is added to the high-rotation pile. Here are some of our favorite bed time stories, right now…

  

The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton – a sweet, short story about a bunch of animals on a boat getting ready for bed. I love the quiet rhymes and smooth rhythm of this book. It even makes me sleepy. (Submitted by Stephanie)

Wild About Books by Judy Sierra – another rhymed book but this one is more upbeat. I love the book-loving theme. And how one librarian turned a mistake into a special place for all the animals. (Submitted by Jen C)

The Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner Books by Stan and Jan Berenstain – A classic! Great stories with age-appropriate lessons and a goofy daddy bear. (Submitted by Heidi)

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor – For most little girls, a little pink is not enough. Add more and more pink, then some glitter for sparkle, and some tulle for poof and you’re getting closer. Fancy Nancy is all that and more. (Submitted by Stevie)

   

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson – A frightened mouse invents the scariest of all protectors. A great story for kids with fears of things that go bump in the dark. (Submitted by Gena)

The Night Night Book by by Marianne Richmond – If you loved Goodnight Moon, you’ll love The Night Night Book. With fun illustrations and simple, rhythmic text that a small child can easily repeat it’ll quickly become a favorite. (Submitted by Rachel)

The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 70th Anniversary Edition by Margret and H. A. Rey – Another classic getting a revival thanks to the PBS cartoon and movie. This is the whole collection, written by the Reys, that started it all. (Submitted by Tiffany)

Holy Bible: King James Version – You may want to pick and choose which sections to read at night, night time. But the Bible provides some compelling and instructive stories that have been engaging readers for millennia. (Submitted by Shellie)

   

Goodnight, Dragons by Judith Roth – Sweet book about a dragon that needs a cuddle. (Submitted by Cassie)

Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney – Every book in the Llama Llama series is so fun to read. This one will read familiar to mom’s and little kids alike with a shopping trip gone bad. (Submitted by Mellie)

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, No. 1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner – The Boxcar Children has been holding kids attention for over 60 years. The first in a series of mysteries where the children characters make a home in a boxcar, determined to keep their family together. (Submitted by Kimberly)

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss – The mother of all rhymers wrote this highly original story and introduced the world to an icon of children’s literature, The Cat in The Hat. (Submitted by Leti)



Jen Conlon

I am a Connecticut-living, 41-year-old stay-at-home mom to two boys, F (’09) and M (’10). They are the cutest, funniest, smartest kids I know. Good thing too since they have also propelled me into the most difficult thing I know, parenting…read more

Latest posts by Jen Conlon (see all)

About Jen Conlon

I am a Connecticut-living, 41-year-old stay-at-home mom to two boys, F (’09) and M (’10). They are the cutest, funniest, smartest kids I know. Good thing too since they have also propelled me into the most difficult thing I know, parenting...read more More Posts

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

*