With the over a decade of parenting I have under my belt, I have read a LOT of children’s books… Having a wider age range than a lot of parents, I have seen many new “it” books pop up over the years, but there are a few that stick out to me as my all-time favorites…
So here are my top three children’s books that I think should be in every kid’s library.
What Do You Do with a Chance? What Do You Do with an Idea? What Do You Do with a Problem?
Friends, these are questions that I feel like I struggle to answer myself as an adult. I absolutely love that the author has broken down these thoughts for children. I won’t even pretend that they don’t hit my own heart every time I read them because they 100% do. I finish reading them and feel like I can conquer anything. And if that is my reaction, I can only imagine what hearing these words over and over as a child will do for their outlook on life. I wish I could share every word of these books hear but since I can’t, let me just say that these are a top must have book according to yours truly.
(Bonus: While searching up the link for this set, I found a new book, Maybe by Kobi Yamada which I totally bought on the spot!)
If you love hearing your littles giggle – and who doesn’t – then this book needs to be on your book shelf and taken out regularly. It does not matter how many times my kids hear the book, they laugh every single time. And I love that it subtly explains to the littlest ones that words have meaning and that moving past books with pictures still has the same enjoyment that they get from picture books.
I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
This book has been a bedtime regular and favorite in our house for the past 8 years… The title may be a little off-putting for some, but it is the exact kind of love and humor that occurs naturally in our home. And the book adorably goes through a child asking his/her mom a series of “would you still love me” questions — all received with the constant “I’d love you no matter what” theme from Mom… The sweet message combined with the light-hearted tone is just perfect for tucking little ones into bed when you don’t want to feel too sappy but definitely want to love on your little.
So there you go – my Top Three Children’s Books that should be on every little (or not so little) bookshelf.