Books We Love for Little Ones
This book is exactly what my younger shy self needed. Playful, poignant, and beautifully illustrated -- this book is perfect for when a child might be feeling anxious or nervous in a new situation. Recommended by Julie
Made me laugh.
Made me cry.
Made me wise.
What a delightful surprise. Parents and kids will love this one! Recommended by Alena
Ever been at a loss over how to talk to a young child about death? You won't find a more heartfelt way to begin the discussion. Recommended by Jeanette
Recommended by Mary
Hilarious, educational, not even spooky at all! It's laugh-out-loud fun! Recommended by Molly
From the author who brought us Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots, another gem!
Recommended by Alena
This charming story about empathy and kindness warms my heart every time. Recommended by Molly
It has to be said that the art in this book is moving, beautiful, emotional, and alive. Evan Turk uses vibrant colors to tell the story of one whale from the beginning of life, through the decades. It's a story about love, loss, personal connection, but mostly it's a story about hope. Your children will find Heartbeat pretty and they will love the baby whale. But a promise to you is that it will break your heart and warm it all at once. Recommended by Rob
My husband said the reason I was a popular teacher of kids who had trouble reading was beause I never outgrew booger or fart jokes. No wonder I love this book (and so will most children.) Recommended by Jeanette
Another wonderous picture book by a new favorite author, with a beautiful ode to the human heart. Recommended by Jeanette
A hilarious alphabet book that highlights silent letters for children. Funny and enjoyable for all ages! Recommended by Julie
Every time I read this, I feel so happy. Read a few pages aloud, and I think you will too. :-)
Recommended by Molly.
I've ever been a big fan of alphabet books. But this one is the exception. An enchanting, quirky book of little known animal "facts." Turn to a random page and enjoy. Recommended by Emily
A lovely, uplifting (no pun intended) story of a pig who wants to fly. After admiring how birds glide through the air, this pig decides hes going to migrate with them -- even if he has to build his own wings. A wonderful tale of ingenuity & the power of determination. Recommended by Emily
Beautiful art and a heart-warming message about inspiration and creativity. Plus, how adorable is that little idea-egg?! Recommended by Molly
Although I've enjoyed Diaz as a writer of adult fiction, I must admit I wasn't sure he could pull off a kids' book. What a delight this turned out to be! Read and reminisce. Recommended by Jeanette
De La Pena has done it again: written a picture book which recognizes the emotional depth of children. A beautifully illustrated, lyrical homage to the breadth of love. Recommended by Jeanette
Beautiful story. Beautiful Book. Full of heart and gentle wisdom. (Another one for tree-lovers. Take a look at all the paper cut-outs -- these add layers of beauty and meaning.) Recommended by Alena
This is the purrrfect counting book, in my humble opinion. For all future cat lovers. Recommended by Catsby
What a fabulously imaginative story about finding your way in the world. Recommended by Jeanette
What a fun way to introduce the concept of evolution!!! Recommended by Jeanette
My kind of princess!!! Recommended by Alena
You wouldn't think a story without words would both bring you to the edge of tears as well as lift your heart with joy. Recommended by Jeannette
Mister Bud & Zorro are back -- and as funny as ever. Poor Mister Bud must wear the cone and his pal Zorro could be a little more understanding. With charming illustrations, Mister Bud Wears the Cone is hilarious and perceptive! Recommended by Jane