Books for Our Kids

We love to read in the house. It has always been something I’ve made time for in my children’s daily life. We read before naps and we read before bedtime. I still read out loud to my kids, even the older ones who are fully capable of reading to themselves. I love it. It is a way of bonding because sometimes story lines open up conversations or ideas that wouldn’t normally be discussed. I get the chance to learn what it is they like, hear them laugh, see them get excited, scared, or even sad. To be able to share so much with my children is such a blessing.

I thought since books are such a part of our life I would share some of the books we all have been enjoying lately.

My 9-year-old is a big fan of Rick Riordan.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Heroes of Olympus

The Kane Chronicles

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Trials of Apollo

Other series that he can’t get enough of include:

The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

The Spooks Books by Joseph Delaney

Inkheart Trilogy by Caroline Funke

My 6-year-old is still just beginning down his solo reading path. He started the school year by reading the Elephant and Piggie books. These books are fantastic beginner reading books. They are funny, simple, and still have a story and characters that children can enjoy. These are written by Mo Willems who has written some of our favorite picture books as well. As the school year has progressed so has his reading level and ability, as well his comfort in trying to read alone. We tried a few different series but the three main series that he he has really taken to and are still reading and having us read to him are:

Magic Treehouse Books by Mary Pope Osborne

Junie B Jones by Barbara Park

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

My 5-year-old listens as we read the above books to our 6-year-old, but he hasn’t learned to read alone yet. Here are a few other books he enjoys.

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (plus all the Pigeon books)

Pete the Cat by James Dean

Marvel Super Heroes Storybooks

Hero Story Collection (DC Super Friends)

My 2-year-old and 1-year-0ld are at about the same level. They are big fans of anything Sandra Boynton. The also enjoy Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. In the last year we were introduced to the “That’s Not My….” series and they both love it. We have numerous books from this collection. My daughter is a big fan of Wonder Woman, and we have discovered : DC Super Heroes: My First Book of Girl Power and My First Wonder Woman Book. She is also a fan of Pinkalicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. My son likes the I Stink and I’m Dirty books by Kate and Jim McMullan.

There are so many more books I could have added but these are what is popular in our house right now. What books do your kids enjoy?

My son reading the Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling last year


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