Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Favorite Children's Books

Maddie, Annie, and I went to the library for storytime today.  Madelynn had so much fun singing and dancing with the other kids! I know, I know- "but you said storytime?!?"  They read the story about the itsy, bitsy spider; then sang the song with the movements. Same with I'm a little teapot, etc.....you get the idea.  Annie had alot of fun too- she jumped and jumped on my lap while everyone was singing and dancing. I'm so glad Madelynn loves to read! I think that is so very important!  Here are some of my favorite books:

This one is quite the tear-jerker. Especially if you have a little girl.
By: Alison McGhee

This is a Dad talking to his Daughter about how he and God will always be there and love her.
PS, I'm a huge Max Lucado fan and love that he has wonderful adult and children books and movies and even CDs!
Just In Case You Ever Wonder
By: Max Lucado

 Madelynn loves this book (both before Annie was born, and even more now.) It's a really large board book, so the pictures are large and she can turn the pages easily.  It's really good about helping explain how things will be different with a new baby.
I'm a Big Sister
By: Joanna Cole

Of course the 4 board books she always goes for at bedtime (and I like because they are short) are:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?

Time for Bed

Moo, Baa, La La La!

Goodnight Moon

And these touchable counting books
By: Piggy Toes Press

I can't wait to share more books with her as she gets older (and can read larger books.) There are so many good ones out there.....don't get me started on how much I love Anne of Green Gables, Louisa May Alcott, and Janette Oke books!
And of course I can't forget the adventures of Amelia Bedelia and Pippi Longstocking!

What are you favorite books/authors?


  1. Don't forget for when they get older the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Also, for potty training Once Upon A Potty and Everyone Poops. Savannah loved reading those.

  2. I always liked "Love you, Forever". It's the cutest book and always makes me get a little teary eyed.

  3. Those are great suggestions! Emily has just finished reading the Great Illustrated Classic "Anne of Green Gables". I am so excited because now I can watch the movie with her! :) Maybe this weekend...

    She loved the "Little House" books also, but I think only got to "On the Shores of Silver Lake"...I'll have to get her started on those again soon.

    I also gave her the Mandie books for Christmas a couple of years ago and I'm hoping she will start reading those soon, although I believe Mandie is 11 or 12 in those so she has a little while. Nancy Drew was another one of my favorites, but she has a boyfriend so I'm hoping she doesn't start those anytime soon. :)