August Favorites | Children’s Books

I have always been an avid reader. When I was a kid, I wanted to do three things – go to school, go to the library, or read. I would spend my summers sitting outside, devouring new stories, losing myself in new worlds. It was my favorite thing to do. As an adult, I try my best to sit and read, but it isn’t always easy to find the time.

Since my son was born, I read to him. I started teaching him how to read from a very young age (although it didn’t really take until Kindergarten.) I always enjoyed sharing my favorite stories with him and discovering new ones. He is now eight, but I still love reading with him! The following is a list of our favorite children’s books this month!

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Farm – Betty MacDonald

Hello, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle – Betty MacDonald

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle – Betty MacDonald and Anne MacDonald Canham

The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series is one of the best for children ages 6 and up. (Younger if you want to read to them.) These books will make you both laugh out loud! Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is a character you wish you knew in real life. She lives in an upside down house, with her cat and dog. She loves children and always has a solution for any misbehavior. These are treasured stories that are not only humorous, but will also improve your child’s reading ability.

Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary – Simon Beecroft and Jason Fry

This book is great for any Star Wars and/or Lego fan. It lists the ins and outs of every Lego Star Wars set ever made, including the new innovations, weapons, vehicles, and characters. It even comes with a mini-figure! (There is also a 14 page mini-figure gallery) The pictures and graphics are amazing and it includes a set index in the back. This has been my son’s favorite book!

The Missing Piece – Shel Silverstein

The Missing Piece Meets The Big O – Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein

Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? – Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein is by far one of the best authors of children’s books! His stories are simple, yet full of meaning. Even as an adult, you can find an idea or a lesson that is relatable. In my opinion, those are the best stories, the ones worth reading over and over again – the ones worth sharing. So it is with Shel Silverstein’s books.

 

Those are our eight favorites this month! What are you reading with your children this month? What is your favorite all-time children’s book? Let me know in the comments. šŸ™‚

Happy reading!

-Alyssa

 

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