I’ll be the first to admit that I usually don’t have much patience for reading. That’s what makes children’s books so perfect for me. They have pictures, which I love, and a moral to the story. Here are the ones that I believe deserve a permanent spot on the shelf, for old and young:
- Rahoola’s Song by Robert Anke. A great book that teaches about getting caught up in the desire for more material possessions.
- Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? By Carmela LaVigna Coyle. A book after my own soul. A cute little story inspired by the author’s daughter that goes to show princesses can do many things. (Note: I typically HATE anything related to princesses…except this book.)
- What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom. This book inspires me to go for it, whatever that thing is in your head that you’re second guessing. Thinking about, this book may have been a stepping stone to getting me to start this blog.
- What Do You Do With a Chance? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom. Another great story that teaches to take the chance, even if you’re scared or feel unprepared, because they don’t come around often.
- What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom. An excellent book for all ages that sets out to reminds us that the problem is probably bigger and scarier in our heads than it actually is.
- We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines. A beautiful lesson about resilience when it comes to trial and error or failure at all stages of the process.
- Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller. A happy story that proves all aspect of us and our interests can blend into one person to make us who we are.
- Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller. A reminder that a small act of kindness can go a long way in helping others.
- Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford. I looked at these books so much as a child that I can find Waldo almost instantly in the books I own. The best part is if finding Waldo ever becomes too easy, there are lists of other things to search for on each page at the very back of the book.