A Few Favorite Children’s Books

by Josée

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then it should be no surprise that our family is a huge fan of the public library. On average we visit the library once a week and have fifty books on loan. We borrow a wide variety of books. Sometimes we discover new favorites, other times there are some real duds. It’s always fun to see which books interest my little ones and which don’t.

Right now my son (4) is interested in dinosaurs, pirates and frogs. There are always a few books on that topic in our library stack. We borrow both fiction and non-fiction but he shows a preference for fiction at this point. A few favorite dinosaur books have been Dinosaurumpus!, Tyrannosaurus Drip, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones, and Dinosnores. As for pirates, he’s hooked on Pirate Cruncher and I can’t wait to get him a copy of The Pirates Next Door when it’s released later this month. We also read him books like Hansel and Gretel, The Eleventh Hour and Wynken, Blyken and Nod. It has taken him a while to develop an interest in books, other than ripping them of course, but he seems to thoroughly enjoy reading these days which makes me thrilled.

My little Sweetpea (2) enjoys reading books too. Her first sentence was “read a book” and I often catch her sitting somewhere quietly flipping through a book. Right now she enjoys The Going to Bed Book (and others by Sandra Boynton), The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Usborne “That’s Not My…” Puppy, Monkey etc. books and just recently Miffy books (like Miffy in the Tent).

What do your children enjoy reading? Which books are family favorites?

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