Around here we love kids books! Over the past 2 and 1/2 years I have shared quiet a few of our favorite books. Now they are all in one place, just for you! I’ve provided links to the actual review post if you want information on any of the books in the list… happy reading!
All of these links are Amazon affiliate links. If you buy through the link I will earn a few pennies. 😉 Of course I always recommend checking your local library first!
3 No More Bad Dream Books
Visit Dream Books for the full review.
- The Dream Jar by Lindan Lee Johnson illustarted by Serena Curmi
- There’s a Nightmare in My Closet By Mercer Mayer
- Moonpowderby John Rocco
14 Family and Dog Books
Visit Dad Books, Sibling Books and Dog Books for the full review.
- Building With Dad by Carol Nevius illustrated by Bill Thomson
- Grandpa Jack’s Tattoo Talesby Mark Foreman
- Stella, Queen of the Snow by Marie – Louise Gay
- Invisible Stanleyby Jeff Brown
- The Missing Mitt (Hardy Boys: Secret Files)By Franklin W. Dixon
- Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy by Jane O’connor illustrated by Robin Priess Glassier.
- Shampoodle by Joan Houb illustrated by Tim Bowers
- The Great Gracie Chase: Stop that Dog! by Cynthia Rylant and Mark Teague
- Mutt Dog!by Stephen Michael King
- The Dog Show (Curious George) adapted by Monica Perez
- Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!by Susan Meyers illustrated by David Walker
- Caring for Your Dog by Derek Zobel
- My First Dog by Linda Bozzo
- W Is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet by Ruth Strother illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
2 Camping Books
Visit Camping Books for the full review.
11 Get Outside Books
Visit Worm Books, Dirt Books, Spring Books, Garden Books for the full review.
- Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard by Nancy Loewen Illustrated by Rick Peterson
- Wiggle and Waggle By Caroline Arnold Illustrated by Mary Peterson
- Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin Pictures by Harry Bliss
- Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke Illustrated by Kerisin Meyer
- Dirt Boy By Erik Jon Slangerup Illustrated by John Manders
- The Dirtiest Hair in the World Bob McAllen Illustrated by Tom McClure
- Over in the Meadow An old nursery counting rhyme adapted and illustrated by Paul Galdone
- Miss Rumphius Story and Picutres by Barbara Cooney
- Scarecrow written by Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Lauren Stinger
- How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan illustrated by Joseph Low
- The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
3 Ocean Books
Visit Ocean Books for the full review.
- Wow! Ocean! by Robert Neubecker
- Starfish By Trudi Strain Trueit
- Colors of the Ocean By Laura Purdie Salas
7 Counting, Money and Number Books
Visit Counting Books and Money Books and Number Books for the full review.
- How Many Feet in the Bed? by Diane Johnston Hamm
- The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
- Jenny Found a Penny by Trudy Harris
- Making Cents by Elizabeth Keeler Robinson
- 26 letters and 99 cents by Tana Hoban
- Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear By Jonathon London Illustrated by Margie Moore
- One Odd Day By Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed Illustrated by Karen Lee
3 Grocery Books
Visit Grocery Books for the full review.
- Shopping With Dad by Matt Harvey and Miriam Latimer
- The Vegetables We Eat By Gail Gibbons
- At the Supermarket by Anne Rockwell
5 Love and Friendship Books
Visit Love Books and Friendship Books for the full review.
- I Love You: A Rebus Poem by Jean Marzollo Illustrated by Suse Macdonald
- My love for you By Susan L. Roth
- Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman
- The Selfish Crocodile By Faustin Charels and Michael Terry
- My Buddy, Slug By Jarrett J. Kreseczka
7 Color and Shape Books
Visit Color Books and Shape Books for the full review.
- The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane Derolf Illustrated by Michael Letzig
- My Crayons Talk by Patricia Hubbard Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
- Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
- Posey Paints a Princess by Harriet Ziefert Illustrated by Yukiko Kido
- Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
- So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban
- Shapes, Triangles by Esther Sarfatti
19 Holiday Books
Visit Valentine Special for the full review.
- Little Mouse’s Big Valentine By Thacher Hurd
- Love, Ruby Valentine By Laurie Friedman Illustrated by Lynne Avril Cravath
Visit Easter Book Review for the full review.
- Ernest’s First Easter By Paivi Stalder Illustrated by Frauke Weldin
- Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail By Lois G. Grambling Illustrated by Jack E. Davis
Visit 4 Gingerbread Man Books for the full review.
- The Gingerbread Cowboy By Janet Squires Illustrated by Holly Berry
- The Gingerbread Man By Karen Schmidt
- The Gingerbread Girl By Lisa Campbell Ernst
- The Gingerbread Pirates By Kristin Kladstrup Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Visit Christmas Book Review #1 for the full review.
- Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas By Jane O’Connor Illustrated by Robin Priess Glasser
- If You Take a Mouse to the Movies By Laura Numeroff Illustrated by Felicia Bond
- The Christmas Song: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire By Mel Torme and Robert Wells Illustrated by Doris Barrette
Visit Christmas Book Review #2 for the full review.
- Claude the Dog: A Christmas Story By Dick Gackenbach
- Bear Stays Up for Christmas By Karma Wilson Illustrated by Jane Chapman
- Mouse’s First Christmas By Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Buket Erdogan
Visit Christmas Book Review #3 for the full review.
- Christmas is Coming By Claire Masurel Illustrated by Marie H. Henry
- Froggy’s Best Christmas By Jonathon London Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
- The Boys’ Christmas Book Christmas Magic By Michael Garland
- Cinderella’s Fairy Merry Christmas By Andrea Posner – Sanchez Pictures by Elisa Marrucchi
- Snowmen at Night By Caralyn Buehner Pictures by Mark Buehner
Did you see a few of your family favorites? Would you like to add to list?