Kids Books to Remember

October 30, 2016


Ok, it’s Monday and time for your weekly library visit, and every week you have the same question. Which read aloud should you choose? You are looking for some titles that are good bed time reads for kids of various ages, because after all, with two or three little ones, wouldn’t it be better to read one chapter to all of them each night, rather than reading a total of three chapters?? Also, what picture books should you bring home? And which chapter books would most intrigue your third grader (or any other age elementary kiddo)? You ARE going to find time to go to the library, but you certainly DON’T have the time to search for the perfect books for all of your little ones. You try to keep up with the new titles, but they are never on the shelf. Instead of a fun time, those trips to the library turn out to be just one more stressful errand in your week.

I would like to help you with those library visit dilemmas! Every week, watch for a post which includes picture book titles, chapter book titles, read aloud titles, as well as some links to posts that I think you might really enjoy. The book titles are linked to descriptions on Amazon and should be readily available in your libraries. And I want you to know that I haven’t come up with these titles on my own. Most came from my nieces and nephews and sons, (ages 17 – 39), when I polled them this summer. Many thanks to all of them! It was so much fun hearing about the favorite titles from their childhoods, and I’m sure their suggestions will help your kids find some new books that might be a perfect fit!

Kids’ books: Read Aloud

Mr. Poppers Penguins, by Richard Atwater

The Littles, by John Peterson

Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo

Kids’ books: picture books

Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson

Yoko by Rosemary Wells

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman

kids’ books: chapter books

Betsy Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Links for mom and dad to Enjoy

Be Kind. It’s Worth It

8 Brutal Truths of Raising a Book Loving Kid

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

Want to Raise Kids Who Love to Read? Do These 5 Things (and Avoid These 3)

13 Books Your Child Won’t Be Able to Put Down

I hope some of these memorable and fun books will help you to find the just right books on your next library visit! And finally, will you help me with something? Which books do you suggest? Please let us all know in the comments below.

Have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!



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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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