And remember to check out my post on Five Ways to Get Books for Free for ideas of how to pick up copies of these and other books frugally.
13. — No book list of our favorites would be anywhere near complete without mentioning the Curious George books. I first introduced the girls to them when I was pregnant with Silas and very sick with morning-noon-and-night sickness. I stayed mostly in bed for a weeks because I was feeling so sick and the girls piled in bed with me and we read and looked at books for hours on end.
The girls would ask me to re-read the Curious George books again and again. And to this day, it’s not changed! Anytime I ask them to go pick out books to read, you can be sure there will be at least one Curious George title in the mix.
14. Little House on the Prairie — We’re currently reading through the , but we also love the , as well. We’ve had so many great discussions on how blessed we are to live with so many modern conveniences and how important it is to have a strong work ethic, thanks to the Little House books.
15. — I highly recommend the Little Jewel books, especially for younger children. They are fun to read and full of great character lessons that even very small children can understand and apply. We’ve accumulated most of ours by requesting them for birthday and Christmas gifts for the girls.
A few more Honorable Mentions
I had trouble narrowing our list of favorite books down to 15, so here are a few more we really enjoy: ; ; ; ; and .
One resource I’ve used extensively to find quality books to read-aloud to my children is the . It has excellent reviews and book summaries, as well as dividing up all the books by three different reading levels.
What are some of your favorite children’s read-alouds?
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