Five Favorites/WWRW: Kids Books/Series

Okay, first of all, this was really difficult to narrow to only five. These books are five of our current favorites and geared toward Grace’s age (three) – although I can’t wait until she’s old enough to comprehend chapter books. It will be so much fun to introduce her to the Little House and Anne books, among others.

1. The Pigeon books

I first came across these when I was an aide in a pre-k classroom, long before kids, but I fell in love and we now own several. They’re quick reads, humorous, and the author knows how to think like a kid.

2. Fancy Nancy
Cute stories (we haven’t been through the whole series yet) with a lot of attention to detail in the illustrations that most kids won’t notice, but parents will.

3. Franklin

Grace’s current favorite is Franklin’s Halloween, which she says is a “good book, except for the scariness of the ghost” but I promise it isn’t that scary – my kid gets scared of everything and still loves this book.

4. Froggy
915vZtVfVWL._SL1500_Fun stories about Froggy and the (mild) mischief he gets into

5. Sandra Boynton’s books
Admittedly, these are for kids a little younger than Grace, but they are cute and fun and she still enjoys them

Honorable Mentions: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type, Little Critter books, Duck and Goose (cute story, but the illustrations are what got me), Guess How Much I Love You

Dishonorable Mentions: Berenstain Bears (good morals, but so wordy), Curious George (Wordy, always causing trouble, no supervision, and generally annoying, if cute), and I know this one is controversial, but I’m ready for Love You Forever to get retired – that one always creeped me out

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Triple the linkups, triple the fun: check out Hallie’s Five Favorites, Jessica’s What I’m Reading Wednesday, and Jen’s 7 posts in 7 days for more!

4 Responses to "Five Favorites/WWRW: Kids Books/Series"

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  1. Divina

    February 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I like the Pigeon books, too. They crack me up! But, yeah. The Berenstain Bears are a little taxing to read. My kiddos like them though. :o)

    • Francine Weber

      February 26, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Grace loves Curious George, too – I just try to get her interested in something else when she wants me to read to her. 🙂

  2. Margaret

    February 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Oh how I wish I lived closer so I could read to Grace and Sophie everyday.

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