Finding books that appeal to kids and parents can be tough. We’ve done it, though! Here’s what I’m reading lately: children’s books edition.
Between Christmas gifts and school book orders, we’ve been reading a lot of books lately. Often, the kids get hooked on a couple books that J and I don’t care for. I love that my children share my passion for reading, but it’s no fun to read (and read and read and read) books you don’t like. That’s why J and I are thrilled when we come across children’s books we enjoy reading.
Since I’m sure we aren’t the only parents out there in search of entertaining kid lit, I put together this list of children’s books we’re currently loving.
What I’m Reading Lately: Children’s Books Edition
“The Day the Crayons Came Home“
My four-year-old got this book for Christmas from my husband’s mom. We came home after opening presents that day and discovered my mom had gotten her the exact same book. So now we have two copies. Considering how much the kids love it, that might be a good thing. Not only is this story really cute, it’s full of puns and humor just for the grown-ups.
This book is hilarious. The first time J read it to the kids, I couldn’t stop laughing at the random lines I could hear from the kitchen. The kids were cracking up, too. This story is one of those rare gems that delights parents as much as it does kids. There’s a second book, “Hotel Bruce“, that the kids and I are excited to read.
The Children’s Storybook Bible
A few years ago, within the span of a couple weeks, I saw this story Bible recommended by several friends and trusted bloggers. I had to buy it, of course. Even three years later, it’s still our favorite children’s Bible. I love the doctrine and the kid-friendly writing, the kids love the bright pictures and the easy-to-understand story.
“The Day the Crayons Quit“
I know there’s already a “The Day the Crayons…” book in this post, but I couldn’t resist. This book is just as funny, just as universally appealing, and just as cute as the other. There aren’t many children’s books I love to read again and again, but this series certainly fits the bill.
“Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses“
This one was a pick from the last book fair at school. I knew it’d be a hit because both kids love Pete the Cat books. This book has vibrant illustrations and a cute-but-not-flowery message about looking on the bright side. It’s always a bonus when a fun story becomes a useful lesson.
What children’s books have you enjoyed recently?
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Brittany Ferrell says
As a mom and teacher, I actually have not heard of a few of these! I agree, it is hard to find books that will please kids and parents alike! These sound like they make the grade!
Thanks, Brittany! I certainly think they all have mass appeal.
I’ve come close to getting the Jesus Storybook Bible because I LOVE how it ties each story to the gospel, but I’m just not a fan of the pictures haha! I should probably just get over it. :p
Angela @ Setting My Intention says
We love the Jesus Storybook Bible! We’re big fans of Pete the Cat too. Great suggestions!
Thanks, Angela! I think all your boys would love the Crayon books. They’re hilarious!
I remember that book–The Day The Crayons Quit! <3! It was such a cute book! :]
We love it, Farrah!
The Day The Crayons Quit is one of my favorites! It’s so cute! 🙂 Definitely saving this for the future!
I can’t believe I never knew about it until recently! We’re huge fans of both.