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6 Great Books for Small Children

Updated: Jan 29, 2019



As you can read about in my blog Why Reading to Children is so Important, reading is a major part of our bedtime routine. We have so many books I couldn't even estimate how many we have, but I have some favorites, as I'm sure you do, too. Many of my favorites include familiar titles like The Giving Tree, Guess How Much I Love You, Goodnight Moon, and Love You Forever. But I've come across some other books that I really love that may be unfamiliar to you. So, here are 6 of them (in no particular order) that I am sharing with you. Enjoy! :-)


1. Good Night, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas


A story about a brave knight who keeps being called to a cave with three young dragons who just will not go to sleep. This story may be familiar to a parent with a kid who struggles with bedtime. ;-)





2. If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul


An adorable story of how many animals around the world say goodnight. So cute!





3. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld


This is a story of how each machine at the construction site says goodnight: Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator all say goodnight to the site.





4. BIG Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman


A great teaching book about opposites: small, big, high, low, fast, slow, quiet, and loud. My son loves this book and it's a perfect one to make voices with for each word. SO much fun! See a video of me reading this story to Ben here!





5. Let's Go to the Farm by Lori C. Froeb at LittlePeople


A lift-the-flap book that teaches colors, numbers, animals, and shapes.





6. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle


An adorable book about a kind, little blue truck and a rude dump truck getting stuck in the mud. Meeting many animals along the way, your child will love hearing your animals sounds while you read this story.





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