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Mommy Moment: Kids Books

December 27, 2017

So… being a Mom and also a Speech-Language Pathologist, I  always get asked about my favorite books for kids. Books serve so many different purposes when you consider the content as well as the age of the child. With my own children, I  love to read the classics; whether the books are short and rhyme, or if they’re long with a message about friendship, caring or problem solving.

With my daughter (Harper) I  chose to (and still do) read chapter books, which she loves! I  really like that some of the classic chapter books (Matilda, Charlotte’s Web, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, James and the Giant Peach) have movies that we can watch after, too. Harper really listens to the book and becomes attached to certain characters. It usually takes about 4 weeks for us to finish the longer books, but introducing literature to kids in all different forms is essential, in my opinion. Though I  haven’t had as much time to devote to the longer books with Leo, just yet, I still try and get to some of the classic children’s books like: The Giving Tree; Where the Wild Things are; Oh the places you will go; Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Goodnight Moon.

The list I have compiled is DEFINITELY lengthy, but [for me] it is truly so difficult to narrow it down when it comes to literature. If you’re looking for great books to read to your kids, students, nieces or nephews…or perhaps you need to send out baby, birthday or holiday gifts…no matter what the reason, here is a LONG list of favorites!

Do any of these choices remind you of your childhood?

Classics:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear
  • Eloise
  • Where the Wild Things are
  • The Giving Tree
  • Ferdinand
  • 5 Little Monkeys
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Caps for Sale
  • If you give a mouse a cookie (series)
  • Goodnight moon (and all goodnight books…)
  • Oh the Places you’ll go
  • Polar Express
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Top Picks:

  • The Napping House
  • No, David
  • Pinkalicious (series)
  • Dandeloin
  • The day the crayons quit
  • The day the crayons came back
  • Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
  • Pout Pout Fish
  • Spot (series)
  • Jolly Postman
  • Dear Zoo
  • Mouse Paint
  • Harold and the purple crayon
  • Giraffe’s can’t dance
  • Click Clack Moo

Chapter Books:

  • Charlotte’s Web
  • James & the Giant Peach
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  • Stuart Little
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Matilda
  • Junie B Jones
  • Ramona series

 

Happy Reading!

xo,

Jennifer

 

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