As a mother of three young kids, I always love finding new books that they will enjoy and that we can read as as family. This year, I’ve come across some absolutely amazing books that my kids and I love, that have become a part of our regular reading shelf for family time.
I wanted to share these books with you so that if you have little ones somewhere in your life, you can share these with them too! They’re sure to provide lots of laughs and good life lessons.
Shake My Sillies Out
Penguin Random House Kids
Shake, clap, jump, and wiggle your way through this classic Raffi sing-along book!
Join a group of happy campers on a fun moonlit night in this beloved Raffi Song to Read. The rhythm, rhyme, and repetition of singing support and encourage speech and listening skills, laying the foundations for later reading.
Cookiesaurus Rex by Amy Fellner Dominy
Hachette Book Group
As soon as Cookiesaurus Rex comes out of the oven, he declares that he is King of All Cookies. He should be frosted before all of the standard-shaped cookies, in a nice bright green. But the other cookies are getting sprinkles, or shiny stars, or even gumdrops . . . WAIT ONE STINKIN’ STOMPIN’ MINUTE! Cookiesaurus wants a do-over. Problem is, he might not end up with the kind of “do” he wants. Readers will love the funny back-and-forth between this cheeky cookie and the hand that frosts him. See who gets his licks in at the end!
The One And Only Dylan St. Claire by Kamen Edwards
Penguin Random House Kids
Meet elementary school superstar Dylan St. Claire in this laugh-out-loud book about a live-out-loud boy.
Dylan’s getting ready to audition for the school play, a musical about outer space, and he’s got his sights set on playing the star . . . figuratively and literally. But when he ends up being cast as a squirrel, the real theatrics begin. Follow this extremely secure and unique boy through his daily dramas as he tackles each dilemma with pizzazz and skill.
Giving a fabulous voice to the kind of boys who are under-represented in children’s books, Dylan St. Claire confidently walks between “masculine” and “feminine” behavior: He cries openly and expresses his emotions but also cracks jokes and finds his inner strength when the going gets rough. Full of laughs and a one-of-a-kind character kids will cheer for, this hilarious story is a celebration of individuality, persistence, overcoming disappointment, and what it takes to be a true star.
Nola’s Scribbles Save the Day by Cristina Lalli
Page Street Publishing
Nola loves her scribbles. They go with her wherever she goes. But she can’t seem to share her scribbles with others—no one seems to understand the imaginative world she’s created for herself. Frustrated and uninspired, Nola draws a blank. A big, boring blank.
But when Nola falls deep into a creative slump, she discovers she’s not alone. If she can find the courage to share her scribbled ideas again, she may just inspire others to think outside the box and give their ideas a try too.
With playful illustrations, this imaginative tale shows readers of all ages the power in persevering to create and embrace unique expression.
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Tell me in the comments below which ones you like the most!