7 Books My Kids Love!

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We love to read in our house. We read to the kids daily, and since my daughter started reading, she reads to herself as well. Here are several books that we are enjoying recently.

7 Books My Kids Love from Encourage Play

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

This was our first Mo Willems book, and still a favorite. My son loves this book, and because we’ve read it so many times, he’s got it memorized. It’s the one book he can “read”. Sometimes we even use our puppet theatre  to act out the story!

Skippyjon Jones books by Judy Schachner

Both kids have been enjoying the Skippyjon Jones series of books. They like to sing and clap along with the story. The plays on words are great and they’re just silly fun! My daughter has recently been enjoying reading them to my son, which is awesome.

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

My son was asking us to read him this book for weeks. My son loves the “crazy” story.

*Snitch and Sneer - Fairy Tale Crashers: Hit The Hood by Julia Dweck

In this book, there are two characters from outer space who visit a fairy tale story, but things don’t go quite as expected. Lots of silliness and just a good giggly time. A direct quote “Those two fairy tale wreckers are really funny”. There will be more in this series, I can’t wait!

Holes by Louis Sachar

At bedtime, my husband reads different chapter books to my daughter. He’s read her some of the Harry Potter series and some of the Chronicles of Narnia. One of my neighbors recommended Holes to us. Her kids loved it when they were in elementary school and she thought our family would enjoy it too. She was right. My daughter asks for my husband to read the next part of Holes every night.They’re almost done with the book.

*Busy Busy Things That Go with 2000 Stickers by Parragon Books

My kids love books that can be interactive. This is a book where you can use the stickers to enhance each page. There are a ton of stickers that come with the book, and my son loved figuring out where to put them. We read through the entire book then he picked some pages he wanted to go back to and put stickers on. He especially liked the ones where you were looking for the differences between the pictures. Once he found the differences, he put a sticker on the space.  It kept him busy for quite some time.

Busy Busy Things that Go with 2000 Stickers from Encourage Play

The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman

I had this book growing up and somehow I kept it. Now my kids read the same copy I had growing up. Our family’s favorite part of reading the same book I grew up with is that my sister, my brother and I all wrote our names on the cover of the book. The kids always want to look at the names before we read.


What books are you reading in your house these days?