Friday Fives: Favorite Books for Kids

Happy Friday!!

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It’s been a week of “how many things can we cram in one week?”

You might have heard:

World Series - Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Seven

Go ‘Stros!

AND a rainy Halloween.

AND a very special 6th Birthday party.

AND four grandparents in town.

AND word.

AND life.

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But, it’s all good.

Here we are.

Happy Friday!

[I know I said that already.  🙂 ]

 

So, I’ve been thinking about Christmas presents.

We’ve got about 8 kids under 6 who we buy gifts for. My favorite thing to do is buy them one (or more, depending on the relationship) toy and a book.

Here are a few of my favorite children’s books to gift:

Awesome Books for Kids

1. Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson

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This book invites the reader/child to interact with the pictures. Touch the brightest star and see what happens. Pat the owl good night. Make a wish and close your eyes.

There is also Tap the Magic Tree with the same interactive wonder.

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2. Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

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Oh. My. Goodness. With these books. Andrea Beatty’s rhyming stories of these children in Ms. Lila Grear’s second grade class are wonderful.

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MY personal favorite is Iggy Peck, but #MyChild’s favorite is Ada Twist.

All three are fun to read – the rhyming rhythm is great. The lessons involved are not so heavy-handed that the reader feels lectured, but is open to the idea that it is OKAY (and good) to ask questions, that it is OKAY to make mistakes – just don’t give up, and that you should stick with your passion even in the face of naysayers.

 

3. Princess in Black by Shannon and Dean Hale

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This series (book #5 in paperback is available for preorder), features Princess Magnolia who has a wonderful secret.

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#MyChild does not read these on her own, yet, but I really enjoy reading them with her. We usually read 2 chapters each night when we are in this mood.

#2: Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party

#3: Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde

#4: Princess in Black Takes a Vacation

#5: Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

4. Zoey and Sassafrass: Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro

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Similar to Princess in Black, these are books we read together.

Zoey is an eight year old scientist who loves learning about her world. She discovers her barn has a magic doorbell and she is entrusted to help the magical creatures living in the nearby forest who need her help.

Book 2: Monsters and Mold

Book 3: Merhorses and Bubbles (#MyChild’s favorite)

Book 4: Caterflies and Ice is available on November 21)

 

5. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

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Again with the wonderful rhyming rhythm, these books are just fun to read.

We have almost all of them:

Little Blue Truck

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas

I JUST learned there is also Little Blue Truck’s Springtime (#preordered)*

*Just a note: Like I mentioned, #MyChild is hours away from turning six. We still read these board books and LOVE them. I have held on to most of her books from the toddler ages so she can used them as she is now learning to read on her own.

 

I truly hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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