It wasn’t until our twins were born that we truly got into stories for kids. With two babies, two toddlers, two pre-schoolers and now two elementary school kids, we have run the gambit of stories for kids ranging from picture childrens books to chapter childrens books. Here are 10 of my favorite childrens books to read to my little ones.
Preschool Childrens Books for the Entire Family
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a simple childrens book with fantastic illustration. Eric Carle brings the caterpillar to life and with each page our children have a renewed sense of excitement. From an educational view, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle teaches days of the week and stages of caterpillar growth.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is another Eric Carle childrens book we cannot live without. The words are written by Bill Martin Jr., but the illustration is all Eric Carle. No matter the age, children love the colors and interaction between the story and the reader.
The Monster at the End of This Book was the first childrens book I ever read to my twins. As a kid, my mother read this childrens book to me with such animation that I knew I would pass that love onto my children. Grover teaches children to tackle fears because things are not always what they seem.
Ages 4-8 – Elementary School
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is an award winning childrens book offering an adventure into the imagination. Parents are bound to get just as much enjoyment out of this childrens book as children with plenty of opportunities to act the “wild thing” part.
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