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Monday, August 17, 2020

List: Top ten best children's books according to a child.


Today I'm linking up with my good friend, Pat Hatt!  You can find him at Pat Hatt Time.    Well, sometimes you'll find him.  Usually you just find his rhyming cat!

Today I was lucky enough to not really deal with either.  Instead we got to grill the kiddies.  This post is all about my kiddies and his nephews.  Together they made the ULTIMATE list of kid's books.  Disclosure - Despite all comments the cat might say that the kid's said, they think I'm a very nice lady!!

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The other night my two year old son had me cracking up as he was "reading" his book.  He really did a fabulous job looking at the pictures and putting together a story.  That reminded me of when my daughter recited her favorite book from memory on her 2nd birthday!  At the time, everyone was so impressed and I just couldn't understand why.  Well, five years later, I realized why they were so impressed.  They didn't know one thing.  Children will actively engage in reading if they love the story.  I know that doesn't sound like the biggest epiphany, but it totally is.  I mean, when was the last time YOU tried to get a toddler to listen to full story, let alone recite one?  Toddler's attention spans are usually so tiny that it's nonexistent, especially if a cookie is nearby.

I took both kids to the book shelf and asked them to pick out 5 of their favorite books.  Sure enough, these are ones that they were able to recite from memory at a very young age.  I'll share them with you in the hopes that your babies will enjoy them as much as mine!  

Note- They were limited to only (1) absolute favorite book per series.


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Top ten best kid's books according to a child.

This is the book that I mentioned above that my daughter recited by heart on her 2nd birthday.  This story is my daughter's absolute favorite book, series, and character.  The pigeon is relatable to a young child, often acting like one and learning from his mistakes.  The author does a great job of simplifying, being inadvertently funny, and accurately depicting a meltdown.
Can be found here.

My son loves everything Pete the Cat, but it all started with this very book.  He's mesmerized by the octopus and loves to remind me not to be scared when it first appears.
Can be found here.

3.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
This book is a classic and was no surprise when it was my daughter's second favorite pick.  She loves the sing song rhyming rhythm of the story and she absolutely LOVES the Grinch.
Can be found here.

4.  Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin
This twist on the popular Click, Clack, Moo is a common read in my son's bedroom.  He loves to point out all of the animals, "oooOoo" like a ghost, and tell me the farmer is scared.
Can be found here.

5.  Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
This choice got me so happy that I squealed!  It was my childhood favorite AND my original book.  My daughter loves this book and constantly uses it as a reference whenever someone overfills their plate.  This was her pick when I was a reader at her school.  It was such a hit that the class asked for an encore!
Can be found here.

While both of my kids LOVE some Mo Willems, the Knuffle Bunny series is my son's pick.  He loves to read and see the realist pictures of the bunny's adventures.  For the record, this is always my son's potty training book of choice.  Whatever it takes!
Can be found here.

7.  Clash with the Lash by Patrick Hatt
Baby girl said she picked this book because she wants a yellow car with eye lashes one day.  She also enjoys the adventure and loves the silly voices we make as we act out the story.  I try real hard to get her to pick a certain other book about a robot and shampoo, but noooo..
Can be found here.

8.  5-Minute Mickey Mouse Stories by Disney Book Group
Whenever I offer to read my son a book he screams "MICKEY" and comes running to me with this.  It's a volume of all different Mickey stories and he gets excited to read every single one.
Can be found here.

9.  The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber
This pick surprised me.  The book is signed by the author & is over 20 years old so I always hide it.  My daughter says that she likes this story because Lyle is cool and that it's very special.  Basically, special = mommy always hides it so it doesn't get destroyed.
Can be found here.

10.  The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
My son isn't really a fan of Dr. Seuss, probably because he's too little to appreciate it.  When he picked this book I was shocked because it's usually my daughter that will take it out.  When I asked him why he picked it, he laughed and said "That silly cat, messy messy mess!".
Can be found here.

What was your favorite book as a child?


18 comments :

  1. They sure have great taste indeed. Cat in the hat wins for the cat. Can't go wrong with a lash too.

    haha not sure crazy lady would be deemed nice, endearing maybe? lol

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    1. I thought baby boy was going to pick his Baby Shark book, but he didn't even go for it once. I guess mommy doesn't know everything!

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    2. haha maybe baby shark is on the way out

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    3. One can only hope and pray.. LOL

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  2. My favourite as a kid were probably Andersen's fairy tales and also Russian fairy tales Ivan the Fool, Little Humpback Horse, Ruslan and Lyudmila etc. We also have some domestic writers and poets who have been popular amongst kids for generations. Recently, I loved that kiddies' book about the boy who lost his bum LOL There is a very popular clip on Facebook in which a granny is reading it to her baby grandson and literally dying from laughter in the sweetest possible way.

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    1. I'm going to have to find that one. How does one lose their own bum? I'd like to lose mine so my old jeans fit well. Let me know.. LOL

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    2. I'll try to find it and post it on your Facebook, it is hilarious and beautiful and funny as hell, you will see how one can lose one's bum crack and it will crack you :)

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  3. It’s hard to remember as we didn’t own many books when we were kids. Just the few I mentioned in my post a while back. Your kids had interesting choices! My two younger ones loved the Poppleton series when they were little. They were funny books. My grandson loves The Little Blue Truck.

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    1. My daughter's favorite series is the Mo Willem's pigeon books. If she could have used all five spots for the pigeon, she would have. Have you introduced your grandchildren to Mo Willem's yet? Apparently he's even taken over the schools year with special spots in classrooms and libraries. The pig and elephant series are great for kids just learning to read, too!

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    2. I will look for that author! My granddaughter just turned one over the weekend and my grandson will be three in a few weeks.

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  4. DUDE What ABOUT THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR I CANT BELIEVE THOSE KIDS FORGOT THAT

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    1. I used to love that as a kid! They have it, but very rarely read it. Other classics that I'm surprised they haven't been drawn to is Guess How Much I Love You or Goodnight Moon.

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  7. I don't remember having a favorite book as a young child. I loved all books. I'm glad your children enjoy reading.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. My childhood loved and also subscribed to Mickey Mouse story books.
    I also love the story The Cat in the Hat. Until now, I often repeat reading the two story books :)

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  9. My daughter loved Pete the Cat when she was in grade school. Also, all of the If you give a... (mouse a cookie, moose a muffin, etc, books). Dr. Seuss was always a hit too. Oh, and and the Pigeon books were hilarious too. (Don't let the pigeon ride the bus)

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