Children’s books that will create a positive reading experience to help your little ones build early literacy skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.
Create a reading ritual with your child from birth.
Bring books to life with funny voices, sounds and movement.
Reread favourites and pause to let them finish the sentence.
Here are 7 favourite children’s books to add to your collection.
Written and illustrated by David McKee. A story about a colourful patchwork Elephant who just wants to fit in with the rest of the herd. Read more.
My Many Colored Days
Written by Dr Seuss and illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson. Using a spectrum of vibrant colours and a menagerie of animals, this unique book does for the range of human moods and emotions what Oh, the Places You’ll Go! does for the human life cycle. Read more.
Here is a wonderful way for parents to talk with children about their feelings.
I Love You Because You’re You
Written by Liza Baker, Illustrated by David McPhailA mama fox tells her little fox of her unconditional love for him as she describes his many moods. Read more.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Written by Bill Martin Jr., Illustrated by Eric Carle. This is one of the great children’s books for all ages. It introduces colours, animals, repetition and rhyming. Kids love this book because of the sing-song nature of the words and the beautiful images. Read more.
Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too
Another Anna Dewdney favorite, this time for dads! An involved and doting father helps his daughter build a playhouse out of a cardboard box, takes her to the store, gives her a ride on his shoulders and makes dinner. A great daddy-daughter book with wonderful illustrations. Read more.
One of the well-loved children’s books written by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler. A clever mouse takes a stroll through the deep dark wood and meets a fox, an owl and a snake along his way. He outsmarts his enemies by making up a terrible creature, the Gruffalo to scare them off. With beautiful illustrations and a surprising twist at the end, The Gruffalo will most definitely be one of their favorites. Read more.
Where the Wild Things Are
Written by Maurice Sendak. This is a timeless classic and a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This book I tells the tale of a boy named Max who was sent to bed after making mischief. Read more.