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March 19, 2019

7 Favourite children’s books for your child’s library

Read children's books in a teepee

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.

Elmer

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.

Elmer the patchwork elephant by David McKee
Elmer

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.

Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Many Colored Days

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.

I Love You Because You're You book by Liza Baker
I Love You Because You’re You

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.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? book by Bill Martin and Eric Cale
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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.

Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too book by Ann Dewdney
Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too

The Gruffalo

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.

The Gruffalo book by Julia Donaldson
The Gruffalo

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.

Where the wild things are book by Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are

I hope that the 7 children’s books I listed here will be helpful to you and your little one. Of course, if you add a teepee you’ll give your little one a safe reading space too. Celia.

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