we can’t get enough good books over here at our house! we always enjoy reading together and it’s fun discovering new books that become the kiddos favorites, too. here’s a list of a few we’re currently loving right now. would love any new suggestions you might have of favorites at your house in the comments below!
1. the curious garden by peter brown
this one has been a favorite of eleanor’s for a while now. it’s about a little boy who sees a garden needing attention and gives it just that. slowly, others begin to pay attention to their surroundings as well and the entire city that once was dark and colorless begins to bloom and grow! it’s a good read for learning more about your environment and taking care of our earth and home.
2. wolfie the bunny by ame dyckman
we got this book around the time baby conrad arrived. it’s a very cute read that touches on sibling rivalry with new babies in the home and also standing up for each other and loving each of our family members no matter what or who they are. the illustrations are a lot of fun, too.
3. edwina the dinosaur who didn’t know she was extinct by mo willems
i got this book from a sweet friend at my book themed baby shower for eleanor wayyyyy back in the day and remember reading through it for the first time and having a good giggle. eleanor wasn’t terribly into it the past few years but now, NOW! it’s requested by both eleanor and samson regularly. i think it’s the perfect book for their current ages and they think it’s so silly to say “reginald von hoobie-doobie!” but beware, you’ll want a plate of chocolate chip cookies after reading it. and your kids will too.
4. a sick day for amos mcgee by philip c. stead
this book has so many beautiful and meaningful messages in its pages (and gorgeous illustrations to match!) but one of my favorite take aways is the importance of taking care of and doing things for your friends or the people in your life who you love. it is a really sweet one.
5. dream animals – a bedtime journey by emily winfield martin
i have been the biggest fan of emily winfield martin’s work since her first etsy shop way back in the day! we still have one of her prints we bought when we first lived in harlem as newly weds hanging on our wall! anyway, this book is a great bedtime story all about imagining different dream animals. and of course the drawings on every page are just unreal. she’s one of my favorites.