Hello, fellow parents!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there’s nothing better than getting all cozy at home and reading to your kiddie — it really is one of those special times I savor. And after five kids, I definitely have my favorite books.
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Here are my picks for the best children’s books from 3 to 5 years old (also check out my favorites for babies and toddlers). These make easy, super affordable gifts for kids! And if you’re looking for last-minute holiday ideas, they make wonderful kids’ stocking stuffers!
- The Pigeon Wants a Puppy ($9.36) and Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! ($10.80) Mo Willems’ books are amazing. He is just such a fabulous writer and illustrator and we love all his books, they’re so human and funny – these are just two of our favorites and another one you might not know about is Leonardo, the Terrible Monster. It’s a hilarious story of a monster who just isn’t scary and learns how to be a friend. We love him in our house.
- Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose ($13.57) I think every house should have a classic copy of Mother Goose and I love the editions with the old classic illustrations. These nursery rhymes are so musical and imaginative – love them for this age group and beyond.
- Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever! ($10.82) and Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever! ($10.82) Especially if you’re on a budget with your home library, I think you can not get any more bang for your buck than with Richard Scarry’s books. “Best Storybook Ever” has 82 wonderful stories and “Best Word Book Ever” has pages upon pages of informative, instructive material for kids done in such a fun and imaginative way through characters. I feel that each of these books taught my kids so much about the world and we had so much fun with them.
So those are my picks…what are yours? Comment below!