My girls love to read. Mostly my youngest daughter Eloise. If she had it her way, we would sit and read all day. Lately her attention span is a little “on the fritz” as she is more interested in talking, but nonetheless, we are big on books over here. These are the few that are on repeat lately. So enjoy and I hope that your weekend is relaxing and your jalapeño margaritas are strong! Also, I know it is totally inappropriate and shouldn’t be watched with your children in earshot or if you are not a big fan of profanity (so be warned,) but this is my favorite thing to watch every Mother’s Day. I know, I know, I really know how to sell it, right?
Uni The Unicorn // Perfect for my unicorn obsessed almost 5 year old. This is a great book about believing in magic even when no one else does. My daughter and I both love the whimsical and colorful illustrations.
Counting With Frida // A short and sweet bilingual book that teaches your little numbers in both English and Spanish. Both of my girls can “read this themselves,” and they love that, mama too.
I Had A Favorite Dress // I personally really love the message this book delivers, which is not to make a “mountain out of a molehill.” Hoping it sinks in sometime soon. Fingers crossed. It’s also a great lesson in making something new and beautiful out of something that may be otherwise deemed useless or broken. the illustrations in this one are beautiful as well.
Little Blue Truck // This one is a new classic in my opinion. Both of my girls have loved this one from infancy and still love it now. Any book that features animal, animal noises, and kindness is a go for us! We like kind humans — and kind trucks.
Ada Twist Scientist // We love all the books by this author, especially Rosie Revere, Engineer. Lately though, my oldest is a nonstop question asking machine. So I think she admires sweet Ada’s quest to search for the answer to the questions around her. The illustrations are beautiful and the books all feature diverse characters, which is refreshing and so important.
Jesus Calling // This is hands down Ellie’s favorite book. She calls it by it’s full title “Jesus Calling for Little Ones,” which is literally the sweetest thing to hear as her mama. It doesn’t get much better that she wants to read about Jesus. This book is a great basic introduction for preschoolers about who Jesus is.
Gaston // This was the first book Sophie took to “Book Bag Day” at school where you get to bring favorite book and the teacher shares it with the whole class. The illustrations are beautiful and my girls love when I read this with my french accent, which is pretty good if I do say so myself.
Adventures with Barefoot Critters // Again, the illustrations in this book are beautiful. (If you haven’t picked up on it yet, we love pretty picture books.) This book features cute creatures working their way through that alphabet and the seasons while doing for others and having fun doing it. Cute read.
Madeline // A classic book I remember reading as a child. Everyone in our family has this one memorized, and again, French accents are a big plus.
So what are you and your little’s favorite books?