Great Books for Kids

I love reading with my kids and I really love it when the book has a message. Emmy (4.5 years) is at an age where she LOVES to learn new skills and will practice them over and over (bike riding, swimming) until she gets it.  I absolutely love that passion in her. However, if she doesn't "get it" or have it click right away, she gets frustrated.  Here are a few of my favorites that we have picked up over the past few months that I felt helped her see that she can overcome obstacles if she works hard!

I love the "I am" books by Brad Meltzer. I especially love the I am Jane Goodall and I am Amelia Earhart books for little girls. All of the books I have read are super educational (apparently I still have a lot to learn about historical figures. Ha.) and also carry a message of never listening to anyone who tells you that you can't do something.

Rosie Revere, EngineerAda Twist, Scientist and Iggy Peck, Architect are so super cute.  They are fun to read because they are sing-songy in nature and the message of each is great. In Rosie Revere, she (and the fact that a she is an engineer is awesome) has all kinds of inventions. She is laughed at (but not in a mean way) by an Uncle and she gives up. Only to have her passion awaken again with a visit from her aunt.  These are really awesome books for empowering your kids to pursue their passions.

Chopsticks and Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal are also so clever to read.  She has so many puns and cute little phrases that encourage your kids to think differently and also embrace their own uniqueness.  The spoon is envious of the fork, but by the end of the book sees his value in the world.

I love art and am, sadly, not a natural at it.  As a kid it was always something I loved to do.  I wish I had the book the dot when I was little. It is about a child who wants to create art, but doesn't feel they can.  So the teacher gives a lesson on starting with just one thing (a dot) and the child flourishes. It encourages kids to see the beauty in even the simple things and is a great lesson on the beauty of art.

If you are interested in purchasing, here are (affiliate) links, but most of these I picked up at the library!
I am Jane Goodall
I am Amelia Earhart
I am Albert Einstein
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Ada Twist, Scientist (This is currently included in Prime Unlimited if you subscribe to it.)
Iggy Peck, Architect
the dot


Popular Posts