As a homeschool family we read A LOT of books.
I thought I'd share some of our favorites.
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw
was introduced to me when I was in a Mother's of Preschoolers (MOPS) group. This book makes me cry every time. Both parents and kids love it!
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
is a favorite book from my own childhood! Sometimes I feel like the story reflects my own life - moving from the city to the country.
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
was one of the first books that got my son interested in reading.
We've recommended it to many boys throughout the years. (girls too.)
There are two other books after this first one:
On The Far Side of the Mountain and
Frightful's Mountain, but we haven't read those...yet.
King Bidgood's In The Bathtub by Audrey Wood
is such a funny book and the illustrations are amazing!
Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
is such a wonderful version of the classic poem.
Paul Galdone's illustrations are so comical; the kitten's expressions will make you laugh without even having to read the words. We love this author's books - all of them!
are the best! For early readers the words are easy to read. What I love most about these books is that they can't be read without expression. They really help your kids learn to read enthusiastically. We still pull out these books for laughs. They are unexpected and sweet.
Another popular series at our house is
Babymouse books by Matthew Holm and Jennifer L. Holm.
One of my daughters can sit and read these for hours and she owns them all. They are comic book style stories that appeal to elementary age girls.
Miss Fannie's Hat by Jan Karon
is a delightful (and true) story about Jan Karon's grandmother at Eastertime. We choose this book to give as a gift whenever we get the chance. It is a lovely story with beautiful illustrations. If you've loved the Mitford Series books (Jan's adult fiction), you will love her children fiction, as well. Hint: if you can find one of the hardcovers that include a CD of Jan Karon reading the story, spend the extra to get it! It's extra special!