Kids’ Books to Remember for Late January

January 22, 2017

kids' books to remember

As I write, this January day with the most amazing weather is drawing to a close. It was sunny and 60 degrees from mid morning until sundown. My husband was able to wash both cars (one of his favorite things to do!) and we took a long walk. In fact, as I type this, I have the windows open in my den and I’m not even cold! If this lasts, I might be able to make it until spring!

I’ve rounded up some old favorites that I think you should be able to find quite easily. In fact, all of the kids’ books to remember this week are from my public library.

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Again this week, these stories are appropriate for everyone, even your preschoolers.

Babe, The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith 

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: picture bookskids' books to remember

I’ve included a Valentine book and a Groundhog Day book, so be sure and look for these at your library soon, before they’re checked out! Also, if you enjoy this Tacky book, there are lots more in the collection.

Somebody Loves you, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli. This is a wonderful book about kindness, empathy and caring. I’m sure it will lead to some great conversations in your family. 

Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day! by Abby Levine

Three Cheers for Tacky by Helen Lester

KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: chapter bookskids' books to remember

All of these books are the first in a series of books. So if your kids like one of these, there are more, which should be a help on your next library visit.

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe

links for mom and dad

Here are two sites to help you learn what new books are coming this year. I always look forward to the new releases and often put them on hold at my library, even before they are published!

17 Picture Books Not to Be Missed in 2017
17 Middle Grade Books to Look Forward in 2017

This is an opportunity to win some books for your home library!

Teacher and Librarian Sweeps

I’ve seen this list posted so many times this week, and most recently by The Eric Carle Museum. It’s one that includes some excellent titles not to be missed. The Eric Carle Museum is a wonderful site to follow on social media, which will lead you to some excellent articles about children’s learning, children’s literature and children’s authors.

35 picture books for Young activists

If you’re looking for a new series to read to your kiddos, here is one for you to try.

piggle wiggle parenting

Thank you for inviting me into your inbox. Have a wonderful week, full of kids’ books to remember!

More about Susan

Hi! I'm Susan, a wife, a mom and a recently retired elementary school librarian with 22 years of experience. One of my greatest joys is to connect kids with a perfect book, which then leads them to a lifelong love of learning. Through my blog, I'm hoping to reach parents, their children and teachers to help them find those special books. I’m also hoping to offer some tips and techniques to use with your children as you read aloud.

I appreciate your comments!

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