The Book List I Shared With My Kids

I love to read and sometimes I find it difficult to keep my kids engaged and excited about reading.  I created a list of my favorite books that I’ve gotten my kids to read and enjoy.

Young Ones:

Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak.  Oh, I just love the awesome pictures  and I love when the kids would make their own storiy by just looking at the pictures.

Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown.  Another one of my favorite books and I think I love it more than my son.  This book just takes me back to my pregnancy with my son.  I enjoyed reading and listening to music with him.  I read to all my kids while I was pregnant but he was the one who appeared to enjoy the book even while he was in the womb.

Corduroy, by Don Freeman.  Personally this book takes the #1 spot as all time favorite children’s book.  I loved it when I was a little girl and now Ioved reading it to my girls.  My son is still not a believer in this book so I may have to try some new voices on him as I read it.

Middle aged Children:

Superfudge, by Judy Blume.  One of the funniest books that my children and I have ever read.  When my kids were making the transition from picture books to chapter book, I gave them this book first.  They absolutely without a doubt loved it.

Ramona and the entire Series, by Beverly Cleary.  Ramona and her friends were always doing something fun or adventurous.  I read ever single book as a kid.  The movies don’t do the books any justice.  I was able to get the girls to read these books after they’d seen the movies and they enjoyed the books also.

James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl.  I was perplexed as a child, trying so hard to understand how James came to be inside the peach.  I was excited to share this book because again, the movie does this movie no justice.  The girls had to use their imagination the most while learning about James.  

This is my short list of books.  I could list books until the cows come home because I loved to read about as much as I loved music growing up.  I read an entire section in the library back home.  When I have some more free time, I will have to come up with another list of books that will entice the young reader.  

What was your favorite childhood book that you’ve read and were eager to share with your children?  Please share

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