We are so excited to share some of our favorite children’s literature books. Children reading can develop a child’s imagination and improve their language skills! Incorporating reading into a daily routine will bring the family together and let a child’s imagination run wild!
Good Dog, Carl
Written By: Alexandra Day
Good Dog, Carl makes the readers rely on the illustrations, as there are only 12 words in the entire book. This allows readers to use their imagination and discover the relationship between the baby and the Rottweiler, Carl. As Carl is in charge of watching the baby while the mother is gone, Carl helps the baby break out of her crib and make plenty of messes. The baby ends up wearing her mother’s jewelry, swims in the fish tank, goes down the laundry chute, and plenty of other mischief. Carl cleans up the entire mess and makes sure the mother had no idea what went on in her absence, she said “Good dog, Carl!” as she returned home!
Same, Same but Different
Written By: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Same, Same but Different shows the relationship between two children, Eliot and Kailash, who are penpals, living across the world in different countries. The colorful illustrations in this book help explain that their worlds and cultures may be different but they actually have so much in common. Eliot and Kailash become great friends and both enjoy doing the same activities, living with their families, going to school, and playing with their pets.
Written By : Dr. Suess
The Lorax addresses environmental issues in a witty way, and shows the importance of society caring about the environment. A selfish developer destroys the natural environment of The Lorax, who “speaks for the trees”. Dr. Suess turned on his most popular books into a lesson to take care of the environment in a way that children can understand!
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie
Written By: Laura Joffee Numeroff
Illustrated By: Felicia Bond
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie is a playful story that shows the reader the importance of cause and effect. It’s never just a cookie the mouse is asking for, he goes on to continue asking for more and more. This relationship of relying on others becomes the main lesson of the book. Showcasing that self-sufficiency is an important characteristic to work towards. This book is the first introduction to the “If You Give…” series, making the Mouse a perpetual favorite for children starting to read on their own.
Written By: Peggy Parish
Illustrated By: Fritz Siebel
Amelia Bedila is such a fun and humorous book. There are four different series of books ranging from level one to chapter books. In Peggy’s classic level two books, Ameila Bedila is an adorable housekeeper who also plays many different roles including a teacher, baseball player, doctor, musician, etc. Although she is a hard worker, Ameila takes all of her tasks at face value and they never get done quite right. Amelia Bedila is a great read for anyone looking to enjoy a light-hearted book.