B is for Books

If you’re looking for curriculum advice, check out my 4 favorite curriculums. Here, I’m going to share some of my favorite kids books.

I love books. I love a good fiction. Right now I’m working on The Water Witch by James Fenmore Cooper. (which is free on Kindle right now). I don’t have a ton of time for reading these days, but I still manage to read a fun book now and then. It’s a great way for me to escape, relax, and grab a few minutes of “me time”.

Reading is something I want my children to enjoy as well so I try to collect my favorite childhood books and find some new ones for them as well.

51cWgYwwKNL._SX396_BO1,204,203,200_Little House on the Prairie

This is a classic. I read and re-read this entire set many many times as a child. This is next on my list of books to buy my 2nd grader. I can’t wait to see what she thinks of them!

I never can decide if Little House in the Big Woods or Farmer Boy is my favorite. Maybe I’ll have to read them again!


612DdPHZGCL._SX395_BO1,204,203,200_Finley Flowers

I just discovered this set. There’s four books in this series and a craft book. They’re super cute and all about a little girl who loves to bake. My 2nd grader loves these – they’re a 3rd to 5th grade reading level so right at the upper edge of her reading ability. Perfect for her to enjoy while learning some new words!


51VpdeMukDL._SY345_BO1,204,203,200_A Series of Unfortunate Events

There’s 13 books in this series. The author truly thought of everything! I love this series. It’s fun to read because it’s just funny. There’s no way 3 kids end up in all of these situations. And the author loves to use and define rarely used words like Ersatz in Ersatz Elevator.  These books are fun to read and great for improving vocabulary.


41S6NRoXYvL._SX279_BO1,204,203,200_Grandma’s Attic

This is a book of short stories. Perfect for a bedtime stories. These stores are fun, funny, and have a good morale at the end. Themes like “Pride comes before a fall”, and “beauty is as beauty does”. These stories are fun to read as a family and after you’ve read all these in this book. There’s a whole bunch of other Grandma’s Attic books available.


61xA9sZttmL._SX469_BO1,204,203,200_Llama Llama

It all started with Llama Llama Red Pajama. After we read this one, we were hooked! This is a favorite with my 2yr old and since the older kids still love it he gets it read to him as often as he wants. There’s a whole set of Llama Llama books and we love every one of them.

Tell me in the comments, what’s your favorite children’s book?

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(18) Comments

  • Leslie
    17 Aug 2016

    Who doesn’t love Little House? Llama Llama is a great choice for younger readers, too! Thanks for sharing. Found you at What To Read Wednesday.

    • admin
      17 Aug 2016

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • olivia
    31 Jan 2016

    Great list, thanks for sharing!

  • Emily
    23 Jan 2016

    Thanks so much for sharing! I’m definitely going to check out the Finley Flowers Series. I think my girls would really like that one. Grandma’s Attic were some of my favorite books as a kid. I had totally forgotten about them until I saw this! Thanks for the memory jolt! Good reads!

  • Kusum
    20 Jan 2016

    I don’t have kids but this is a great gift idea for friends kids.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • Victoria Stacey
    19 Jan 2016

    The Series of Unfortunate Events is a fantastic series! I can’t wait for the new series 🙂

  • Becki S
    19 Jan 2016

    I love love loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder books growing up and I’ve recently found Llama Llama and it’s too cute. Thanks for sharing.

  • Angie Scheie
    19 Jan 2016

    Great recommendations! I used to read to 2 year old children through United Way, and I know they would love that Llama book!

  • Ariel @ Keys to My Life
    19 Jan 2016

    I love Little House on the Prairie!

  • Cori
    18 Jan 2016

    I’m really interested in the Unfortunate Events series. I need to check these out.

  • Angela Tolsma
    18 Jan 2016

    Oh gosh I haven’t read Little House on the Prairie in years!!
    I love love Lemony Snicket!! I only have three of the series though…

  • Emily
    18 Jan 2016

    I loved the series of unfortunate events and little house on the prairie growing up 🙂

  • Dia
    18 Jan 2016

    I love reading! I started to get more into it the past few months and am glad.
    I don’t have kids but I remember reading as a child as a huge escape. It’s part f the reason I still love reading and writing now.

    • admin
      18 Jan 2016

      I read a ton as a child and still love reading.

  • Missy - Getting Fit to Find Myself
    18 Jan 2016

    I love books too! I loved that you called out the Little House on the Prairie series! It is still one of my favorite to this day. In fact, we were just discussing going back and reading some of out favorite childhood series. For me that would have to be Little House on the Prairie, Boxcar Children, and The Babysitters Club.

    • admin
      18 Jan 2016

      I’ve never read the Boxcar Children or Babysitters Club. I’ve heard that they’re both great series though! I loved Nancy Drew and there were so many of them at my local library I never made it through them all.

      • Leslie
        17 Aug 2016

        The older books in these series are good. Once the ghostwriters take over, the quality decreases. The Babysitters Club deals with Type 1 Diabetes. Even though some of the medical treatment is now outdated, I appreciate Ann M. Martin dealing with this topic as I am the parent of a diabetic child.

  • laci
    18 Jan 2016

    So glad I found this !! I’m excited my daughter will be to thanks !! Laci

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