When I was little, I used to hide under my covers–late into the night–with my flashlight and devour books.
I still read late into the night, I still devour books and I can only hope my kids develop the same passion. And I’m indoctrinating my kids with books and reading; what of it?
These are their favorite books right now. Maybe they’re your kids’ favorites as well?
- Bink and Gollie–We finally figured out Bink and Gollie aren’t sisters; they’re just friends. Cara and Ollie love this book even after reading it at least 50 times.
- The Cat in the Hat–It’s a classic. It’s long. I can almost recite it from memory. The PBS show isn’t 1/2 bad either.
- Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb–Another Dr. Seuss book that’s all about interaction and drumming on the book. I’m pretty sure it’s because of this book that Cara understands what those things on the end of her hands are called.
- She-Ra, the Princess of Power –Cara inherited these books from me and she loves them. Also? You can find the entire first season on Netflix…if you’re feeling nostalgic.
- The Happy Man and His Dump Truck–Another one of my books. It cracks both of my kids up when the dump truck driver dude dumbs the animals out.
- Good Night, Gorilla–In real life, the gorilla would probably get shot. In the book, I kinda want to hug the primate.
- Olivia–The book that started the Olivia craze and started a semi-obsession for Cara.
- Hug–This used to be one of Cara’s favorite books and I didn’t realize we’re missing, “Hug” until I started writing this list. Depressing as all get-out until the end but the illustrations are great.
- I Love You So…–Mom got this book for Cara when we still lived in Florida and I read it so frequently–before every nap and every bedtime–that no tape could save the poor thing. I can still recite this book by memory.
- The Lost Children–It’s been months since we read this “chapter book” and Cara still mentions it. Interesting enough to hold my attention and fast paced enough to keep Cara engaged.