Our Favorite Kiddo Books of 2017

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One of my absolute FAVORITE  moments with my kids is reading to them!!! I’m sure its because I have such amazing memories of books & reading with my mom & dad.  Reading comic books with my dad when he would get home late from work. Saturday mornings at the library with my mom, coming home with stacks & stacks of books. We made countless library trips this year and wanted to share some of our favorites. Our reading abilities fall within 0 to 6 years old so the books recommended below are geared towards those age groups.

Don’t forget books make the best gifts!! Grab any of these as baby shower, birthday or even a Valentines day gift & you’ll be set!!!! Another tip: The thrift store is the BEST place to find books for $1.

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Books Topping the Charts for the Infant-Two Years Old:

Polar Bear, Polar Bear Eric Carle (a lesser known but even more gorgeous Carle fav is Mister Seahorse.)

Good Night Moon Margaret Wise Brown (duh, it’s a classic)

Are You My Mother? P.D. Eastman

A Good Day Kevin Henkes (my personal fav)

Bright Baby Touch & Feel Collection (Find it HERE.)

Zoom Zoom Baby & Where is Baby’s Belly Button Karen Katz (pretty much anything by her).

Books for Two-Four Year Olds:

The Crayons Book of Colors Drew Daywalt (The twins got this for Christmas & I LOVE the illustrations!)

The Little Mouse, The Hungry Bear & The Red Ripe Strawberry Audrey & Don Wood

Home Carson Ellis

Missing Jack Rebecca Elliott (Tearjerker in the sweetest way, esp if you have animals.)

One Family George Shannon

The Amazing Adventures of  Bumblebee Boy David Soman

Have You Seen My Dragon?  Steve Light (I needed a book that helped my son learn to count to 20!!!)

Books for Four-Six Year Olds:

Uni the Unicorn Amy Krause Rosenthal (Omg the illustrations are so beautiful.)

Life Cynthia Rylant & Brendon Wenzel

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His Grrrrrr! Rob Biddulph ( I love the lesson in this one!)

Randy Riley’s Big Hit Chris Van Dusen (Poor Randy stinks at baseball, but is an ace at math & science!)

The Princess in Black Shannon Hale

A is for Amazing Moments: A Sports Alphabet (If there is an adult sports lover in the house, GET THIS!!)

You Will BE My Friend Peter Brown (I always laugh out loud when we read this!)

Freckle Face Strawberry & the Dodgeball Bully Julianne Moore (Yes, the actress!!)

If you are looking for some chapter book ideas, check out this post: Chapter Books for Children that Encourage the Love of Reading.

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Liz loves the chaos of raising her four littles, 6 and under with her hubby, who she met on a blind date. She loves it so much she works outside the home full time caring for seniors. She recently become passionate about food allergy awareness when her youngest, identical twin boys, were diagnosed with a peanut/treenut allergy. When she isn't cleaning up the food her twins throw on the floor or separating her bickering big kids she loves happy hour at Forno in the Short North. You can guess how often that happens. Liz has a serious shopping addiction & knows where all the good thrift stores in Cbus are. With her copious amounts of free time she loves scrapbooking, making recipes nobody at her house will touch & eating all the amazing baked goods the city of Columbus has to offer. Think Sassafras Bakery doughnut muffins & Cherbourg's nut free box of the day! She absolutely loves sharing bits of honest motherhood on her Instagram account @lizbon_j and occasionally on her blog Liz Bon J.