I am finally back in the driver’s seat, and writing for my own blog, after multiple assignments of traveling to write for others. I will gladly fill you in on the details later. Today, I want to share a few of my family’s favorite selections in children’s books. Whether your children are proficient, independent readers, or youngsters who still curl into your lap for story time, the following list will serve as a fun introduction to the classics, as well as an idea for additions to our library.
What to Read: Classic Children’s Stories
Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children
If you aren’t certain where to start with the classics, this is a wonderful collection to share with your household. Your family will have access to a variety of selections from Twain to Aesop, and you may discover a few new ones yourself.
I remember the first time that I read this book as a child, and I am still as in love with it now as I was then. How can you not love the zany antics that fill the pages? Giggles will abound while reading this book!
Stuart just might be the luckiest rodent around, well, after Mickey Mouse. Kids will enjoy how he integrates into the life of a family, and finds ways to save the day.
Although this book can be a bit long in spots, the overall story is endearing. Children will love the display of an unlikely, but loyal friendship.
Little Red Hen
Would you believe that I can quote this entire book? I can. I have always loved it, and I believe that your young readers will love the characters, illustrations, and the moral of the story.
The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race
We are BIG Berenstain Bears fans in this house. The stories help relay many social situations with positive, faith-focused solutions. This book is easy for the youngest readers, and isn’t as wordy as many of the other Berenstain Bear books. You may find that your youngster begins to quote this one from cover to cover.
The Berenstain Bears and the Truth
Although the characters are not human, their predicaments are quite relatable for even the youngest child. Accidents happen in life, and it may seem easier to find a way to avoid blame or responsibility; however, honesty is always the best policy. This book reinforces the benefits of telling the truth in a way that young children will understand, and be willing to share with others.
Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides: Outer Space
Superkiddo is convinced that the Ken Jennings series will soon join the ranks of the classics. They are filled with compelling, not watered down facts, and amusing illustrations to help reinforce a love for space facts. You can fully expect for your young space cadet to attempt to stump you, and their friends, with all that they will learn from this series.
I would love to know what your family is reading this week. Be sure to join us next time as we share great finds in children’s books. Until then, happy reading!