Thursday, June 30, 2016

My Five Favorite Kids Book

Reading is my favorite hobby, and so far, my kids are really loving it, too.  We read LOTS of kids books in this house (My guess would be a minimum of ten per day).  We read most books over and over again.  Some are certainly more preferable to me than others.  I thought I'd write a post about my 5 favorite kids books in hopes of generating some new ideas for favorite books!  I can't promise these are my absolute favorites, but they are up there for sure, so in no particular order:

1. Pout Pout Fish

I love Pout Pout Fish.  There are several great books in the series, but the original is my favorite.  It's a cute story about changing your attitude (which is a necessary daily conversation in a house full of toddlers!!)  In fact, 'bluuub' has become a colloquial method of expressing feelings in our house!

2. Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site.
I work on a construction site, so I wasn't surprised when I received two very special versions of this book from friends! (The board book version with a stuffie from Jen and a SIGNED copy from Sara!!) But I haven't enjoyed all of the construction books we've read.  This one has a beautiful and relaxing cadence, lovely artwork and adorable characters.  It's a nightly favorite of Alex!

3.  Little Blue Truck
A very cute reminder about friendship.  It's filled with animals sounds so it's been a big hit for a while here.  I love books with a message, and this one has several.

4. Snuggle Up Sleepy Ones

This was previously Colin's night time book, and we read it twice a day for several years.  It's now a struggle to convince him to let me read it, but it remains a favorite!  Cute pictures of animals settling in for the evening.  (Although you do have to get past a page where Roar rhymes with paws)

5. I love you as Much

Alex's night time book!  This is a cute night time story about all of the mommy animals saying I love you to the baby animals.  "I love you as much as a mother can love."


  1. It was fun to see The Pout-Pout Fish included on your list. I'm glad you and your kids enjoy it!

    Happy Reading and Best Fishes!
    Debbie Diesen (author of The Pout-Pout Fish)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! All of the books are big hits with my kids! (Except maybe the flap books, flap books live a hard life in our home!)