I love children’s books. I tend to read youth fiction more often than adult fiction. I would blame it on the Elementary teacher within me, but I’ve loved them as long as I can remember.. So as I now have a baby and am currently focused on PICTURE books, that is where I’m going to start. So here is my own list (to add to probably THOUSANDS of book lists online) of GREAT books that I think are worthy giving a shot. I can hardly say they are a list of favorites because its hard for me to pick favorite pictures books… there are SO MANY good ones!

P.S. I’m sorry, the title of each book is not underlined because I can not find the function on this blog and apparently I’m too tired and brain-dead to figure it out at the moment. I really do apologize because it makes me cringe. But enjoy the books. đŸ™‚

  • Somebody and the Three Blairs – I believe this one is no longer in print so it can be hard to catch, but its been my favorite since I was a little girl.
  • You Are Special
  • Guess How Much I Love You – My husband gave me this book with a list of many of the reasons he loves me.. hint, hint… GREATEST mushy-I-Love-You present ever for a spouse.
  • Phileas’ Fortune – Read it, and you’ll understand why. The. Best.
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Amazing alphabet book for early learners.
  • Three Hens and a Peacock
  • The Black Book of Color – This would be a great conversation starter for teaching your child about those with special needs or just different perspectives. LOVE IT!
  • Skippy Jon Jones – The author’s website for these books is FILLED with fun activities to go with it!
  • Punctuation Celebration – I read this to my fifth graders ever year and then we could practice using the various punctuation marks (in example sentences) on white boards. Rocked their world every time. They didn’t know the names of many punctuation marks, even ones they were using.
  • Interrupting Chicken
  • When a Dragon Moves In