My Top 10 Books for Young Kids

One of my favorite things to do with the boys is read books. In turn, they have fallen in love with books and cherish our reading time. Here are my 10 favorite books to read to the boys this spring.

TWO IS FOR TWINS

By Wendy Cheyette Lewison

What makes two? All sorts of things. A bicycle’s wheels. A bluebird’s wings. And twins, as you can plainly see, Are just as two as two can be. This brightly illustrated board book is a buoyant, bouncy ode to the joys of twindom. Perfect for children who are twins, and just as perfect for children who aren’t!

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NEVER TOUCH BOOK SERIES

Never Touch a Dinosaur (Touch and Feel)

You must never touch a dinosaur . . .except in this book! This dinosaur-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children! Children will love reading the funny rhyme that warns of the dangers of touching a dinosaur and then ignoring the advice! Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread. This tactile book offers plenty for young children to enjoy, helping to promote an early love of reading

Never Touch a Dragon (Touch and Feel)

This dragon-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children! They will love reading the funny rhyme that warns of the dangers of touching a dragon – and then ignoring the advice! Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread.

Never Touch a Monster! (Touch and Feel)

Children will love this unique board book, filled with cute monster illustrations and bumpy, silicone touches to explore!

Never Touch A Spider! (Touch and Feel)

You must never touch a spider . . . unless it s in this book! This insect-themed touch-and-feel book offers plenty for young children to enjoy, helping to promote an early love of reading! They will love reading the funny rhyme, filled with insects doing silly things. Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread.

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EVEN SUPERHEROS HAVE TO SLEEP

By Sara Crow

A playful rhyming book starring superheroes, princesses, doctors, and pirates. All of which have to go to sleep!

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DR. SUESS’S ABC

By Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s ABC is a 1963 children’s A to Z alphabetical picture book by Dr. Seuss. It was published as part of the Random House Beginner Books series. It contains several short poems about a variety of characters and is designed to introduce basic alphabet book concepts to children.

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THE PEEK-A-BOO-BOOK

By Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg 

Baby peeks through holes cut in sturdy board book pages. The perfect way for very young children to play along with the classic game of peek-a-boo!

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DISNEY: I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH

From “flowers love to bloom” to “rain loves to fall,” Baby will be enchanted by the simple text and beautiful images in this delightfully illustrated board book. BUY

5 LITTLE MONSTERS

By Jessica Nickelson

Featuring a bouncy text and colorful glow-in-the-dark googly eyes on the cover and on every spread, these fun board books make perfect treats for trick-or-treaters. 

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THE VERY BUSY BEE

By Jack Tickle

Bee is buzzing busily. His friend is buzzing too. But when they sniff the flowers, it makes them sneeze – Atchoo! This is one in a series of six ‘peek-a-boo pop-ups’ featuring humorous rhymes which young children will enjoy repeating.

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THE GRUFFALO

By Julia Donaldson

“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. 
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.”

But the fox is the least of the quick-witted mouse’s problems. He’s about to come face to face with an owl, a snake and… Oh help! Oh no! A Gruffalo!

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LOST AND FOUND

by Oliver Jeffers

What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy’s rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights. To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That’s when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had merely been lonely.

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