Ya know, there are some things that I totally do not feel qualified to talk to people about, books are not one of them! I totally know my books! Recommending excellent books to people is one of my GREATEST joys in life! I have read way too much ( Ok, is there such a thing as reading too much? Um no, I think not!) and have so many faves to list it’s obscene! So, I am going to try to trickle in my love for the written word a post at a time. I swear I have material for years on this subject.
Today, I will be covering children’s books I adore! Some are just down right fun! Others are faves from my childhood. All I know is these are books that I love for the kiddos and will read over and over and over. I had to buy replacements for many of them from all the wear and tear.
Since I am in love with each and every book below, I have no problem recommending them to you ( and using an affiliate link) Any questions please see my disclosure-policy
This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. It is so much fun to yell, ” YOU TURNED THE PAGE!!!!”, and watch your kids laugh every time! It also has a follow up book Another Monster at the End of This Book
If I just had to pick one, just one. THIS would be it! I have read this book THOUSANDS of times, and am still captivated by the beautiful, cozy illustrations! I just want to climb into and walk around a bit or have a cup of tea with the characters.
I was a kid in the late 80’s and early 90’s; I checked this book out EVERY week from the library. Now I own it, and can read it whenever I want! I would pour over the pages taking in all the beautiful illustrations over and over; they are very detailed and fun. This is a book for children of any age!
This is a cute little story about a momma elephant that just wants a minute to herself, in a home bursting with love and littles ( Sound familiar?). A super fun read, especially for moms. My mom read this to me as a kid, and I liked it, I started to LOVE it when I was actually a mother myself. I had such a heart connection with this sweet little book, it fell apart, and I need to buy an extra copy. *** I did not realize that it’s part of a series, I look forward reading the rest!
A sweet book full of unique illustrations. I own this, and love it!
One of the classic Little Golden Books. This is a feel good book about a group of puppy brothers and sisters that get into lots of trouble and have to face mama’s consequences.
Every child in the 90’s remembers this book! The unique thing about The Jolly Postman is that it is very interactive, as you meet the whimsical characters in the book you can read their mail, so fun! I just found The Jolly Postman Christmas and am so excited to read it. Friendly Letter Writing with “The Jolly Postman( another spinoff ) might be something I incorporate into our homeschool writing, we will see.
This was my first book of Poetry as a child. I remember my mom reading it and all the inflection she added to every poem. As a mom now myself, this was the first poetry book I bought for my own children.
9. The Year At Maple Hill Farm My one-year-old is OBSESSED with this book and makes me read this to him EVERY DAY, multiple times a day. I love watching him pick out all the animals he loves as the seasons change through the story. I am considering buying him Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm for Christmas.
I was introduced to this series as an adult after I read a lovely “book about books” called Read for the Heart: Whole Books for WholeHearted Families.
Brambly hedge is a magical place where all the little mice live in cozy tree homes among the forest. I could seriously live in this book! The illustrations are rich and all the books share the love I have for “Home Sweet Homemaking.” The cozy kitchens and intricate detail of every illustration are delightful. This is a MUST have for every library! I have only dipped into the seasonal series, but know they have many more books that I have on my Amazon wish list!
When I look at all of the above books, it brings back so much nostalgia from my childhood. My wish is, when I am carefully cultivating my children’s bookshelves, they will someday look back fondly and buy their own children a few.
I hope that this gave you some fun suggestions to fill your children’s hearts, minds, and imaginations. I know they made a lasting impression on me.
What were your favorite Children’s books? Do you stock them on your own kiddos shelves?