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.
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.
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.
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
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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