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The books are in no particular order but we liked them all. We mostly check them out from our library. We enjoyed them all. I will add more titles as I remember them. It was not easy to think of all the books we have read and loved in the past years.
For more books we loved, see also the sections , Picture Books Series, Children’s Classics Dragons, Dinosaurs, Pirates & Ninjas, , Wordless Picture Books etc.
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Free Books Online for more books. Creepy Carrots! The Day the Crayons Quit Dazzle the Dinosaur Little Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare My son loves all the books about Lars. They are adorable. T he Secret Shortcut The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone Happy Birthday, Monster! Press Here Both my kids loved it even in kindergarten. Tacky, the Penguin Look for the audiobook too; it is very well done. My son absolutely adores Tacky’s stories, for more books with Tacky, click . here T acky and the Emperor For two more Zoomer books , click Zoomer here. (watch online Enemy Pie ) here S hark vs. Train Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Beautiful Oops! We also liked the Little Bobo other adventures of Bobo. The Emperor of Absurdia Meggie Moon Fraidyzoo L isa’s Airplane Trip Lisa in New York Zen Shorts and my son liked also the sequel My Penguin Osbert My Penguin Osbert in Love The Circus Ship Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Of course, all the Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes books are great—you can even go online and find the Pete the Cat —it’s really worth it. songs Toot & Puddle Diary of a Worm Diary of a Spider Diary of a Fly If I Built a Car and other A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee Mr. Magee books Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective: Bad Bugs Are My Business Zero the Hero The Curious Garden T he Invisible Boy The Story of Little Babaji The Snail and the Whale The Gruffalo (the short movie is absolutely delightful too; watch the movie trailer here) The Gruffalo’s Child Chloe and the Lion We read it in kindergarten, a very nice book but it might be boring for very young kids. Animalia The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot A Sick Day for Amos McGee The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (watch online Stellaluna ) here My son adores this book. Check out also Noko and the Night Monster . Noko’s Surprise Party Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance The Spiffiest Giant in Town Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion Fireflies A Chair for My Mother If you have squirrels eating seeds from your birdfeeder you can relate to this one but it is funny even if you don’t. Those Darn Squirrels! Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door My son was rolling with laughter. If you have a kid who thinks farts are funny, definitely read this book. Walter the Farting Dog The Dot Swimmy Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (watch online Library Lion ) here Russell the Sheep The Lion & the Mouse (very funny) Diary of a Wombat Owen Extra Yarn For little boys. Monkey with a Tool Belt For little boys. Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem Stone Soup Tikki Tikki Tembo This Moose Belongs to Me The Incredible Book Eating Boy Jeffrey and Sloth The Lima Bean Monster Princess Justina Albertina The Rainbow Goblins The Insomniacs (watch online I Need My Monster ) here This is Not My Hat Spoon Chicken Big Lemon Sisters I must include this book in my list because it is an old favorite of my daughter. She loved it so much that I actually bought her own copy. (watch online A Bad Case Of Stripes ) here The Story about Ping The Story of Babar Chrysanthemum Officer Buckle & Gloria T he Man in the Moon The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie (The Guardians of Childhood) The Leaf Men George Shrinks Panda and Polar Bear Little Panda Library Mouse Look for more titles: Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale, Library Mouse: A World to Explore, Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure, Library Mouse: Home Sweet Home The Biggest Snowman Ever He Came with the Couch Amos & Boris Duck! Rabbit! How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans Wilfred Art & Max The Black Rabbit The Pencil George and Martha Not a Box Jumanji My Friend Rabbit L Look up lso the other Little books, such as ittle Pea . Little Hoot Those Shoes Make Way for Ducklings A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig Voices in the Park Owl Moon Miss Rumphius Iggy Peck, Architect Rosie Revere, Engineer Ish The very ugly bug Going places Blueberries for Sal Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale The Cloud Spinner Buddha at Bedtime Children Make Terrible Pets Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken Clever Beatrice Ladybug Girl Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy The Most Magnificent Thing One Stephanie’s Ponytail Mud Puddle Mortimer Love You Forever I Have To Go! Smelly Socks T he Paper Bag Princess Stuck The Chicken of the Family Big Mean Mike That Is Not a Good Idea! Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Leonardo, the Terrible Monster Three Hens and a Peacock Little Pink Pup Wiener Wolf The Way Back Home Lost and Found The Water Hole But No Elephants The Rat and the Tiger T he Wump World T he Whingdingdilly : The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book World Folk Tales Especially for Reading Aloud This is not a typical picture book. It’s about 40 stories, 2 – 4 pages each, with illustrations. My kids loved them. I noticed there is a on Amazon now. newer version Boot & Shoe The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales The Mysterious Tadpole Black Dog Sparky! Stick Man and its Scaredy Squirrel . sequels Too much Glue The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish The Boss Baby Trouble with Trolls Ten Timid Ghosts on a Christmas Night Uno’s Garden The Monstore Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever–or Snack Time? Mostly Monsterly How to Train a Train A Visitor for Bear Weslandia Roxaboxen Max’s Words The Gardener The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore The Tooth Mouse You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? Five Nice Mice & the Great Car Race Dragon’s Halloween T he Island of the Skog S ophie’s Squash Memoirs of a Goldfish (hilarious) The Book with No Pictures Each Kindness Two Speckled Eggs Wemberly Worried Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse The Pout-Pout Fish Rumpelstiltskin Thank You, Mr. Falker Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook My daughter liked it a lot, my son said it was okay but not his favorite. Double Trouble In Walla Walla (not enjoyable for very young kids) Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and its sequel The Bear’s Song The Bear’s Sea Escape (My daughter likes many books by Jan Brett) Annie and the Wild Animals Miss Brooks’ Story Nook The Greedy Triangle The Cheese The Bravest Knight Sally and the Some-Thing Monster Stew A Perfectly Messed-Up Story Battle Bunny Exclamation Mark Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great This Is a Moose Brimsby’s Hats Punctuation Takes a Vacation The Plot Chickens Crafty Chloe Mr. Tiger Goes Wild Mix It Up! (very young kids would not get the puns) Chopsticks The Jacket Froodle How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps One Big Pair of Underwear Shh! We Have a Plan Rules of Summer Lost and Found: Three by Shaun Tan (Lost and Found Omnibus) Bats at the Library Gaston Flight School Warning: Do Not Open This Book! And Tango Makes Three (my son said it was okay but my daughter loved it) The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend This book was a huge hit—I try to snap their fingers and hands (and heads) while reading this book and I think it was extra fun. My daughter is eight and really enjoyed this one too. The Book That Eats People Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon A Bus Called Heaven (a really cute book, no wonder it was on the “Best Books” list in 2014) Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters (I liked the message, especially for my daughter who is under peer pressure a lot) The Big Orange Splot Herman and Rosie My kids enjoyed this one a lot, took turns reading it. I think, however, that kids who cannot read yet or are just starting to read would not enjoy it as much. My kids are almost 7 and 8 now and it was just right for them. Wumbers The Story of Fish and Snail My Teacher Is a Monster! How to Catch a Star When Blue Met Egg Six-Dinner Sid The Three Questions Adventure Annie Goes to Work My son LOVED this one. We also read its sequel Hooway for Wodney Wat Wodney Wat’s Wobot. Skunkdog (a true story) Blizzard Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! The Scrambled States of America 365 Penguins I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! The Last King of Angkor Wat Clever Jack Takes the Cake The Great Paper Caper Anatole The Mighty Lalouche Chester’s Way and Zombie in Love Zombie in Love 2 + 1 Clink Edward in the Jungle Parts More Parts Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite Gator Gumbo: A Spicy-Hot Tale My son (almost 7) said it was okay, my daughter (8) really liked it. Cinder Edna (funny) Falling For Rapunzel (full of wordplay so kids who can read at least a bit will enjoy it more) Max’s Castle It’s a Book Imagine a Day Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book My Grandfather’s Coat Willow Listen, Buddy Adèle & Simon Adèle & Simon in America (funny) Fortunately A Chocolate Moose for Dinner Monsters Eat Whiny Children (My daughter in 3rd grade liked it. My son in 1st grade did not enjoy it much. I think kids younger than in 3rd grade would not like it) Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Odd Duck The Toll-Bridge Troll Arnie, the Doughnut (My daughter liked it a lot, my son said it was just okay—not much action in this one, just a nice story) The Boy Who Grew Flowers Stars I Dare You Not to Yawn My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay I Don’t Want to Be a Frog The Tooth Fairy Wars A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating (my 9-year-old daughter liked it) The Grudge Keeper (my 9-year-old daughter liked it) The Witch’s Walking Stick The Day Louis Got Eaten Andrew Henry’s Meadow The Night World The Mermaid and the Shoe (dragons) This is a series, for a full Trafalgar True list click here. Flight of the Last Dragon Ada Twist, Scientist What Do You Do With a Problem? Violet the Pilot The Curvy Tree The Bear and the Piano Return Spot, the Cat Ninja Red Riding Hood My kids are in 5th and 7th grade now and we no longer read picture books but the following books are some that I have seen come out and have good reviews: Do Not Open This Math Book: Addition + Subtraction Made for Me Drawn Together Nobody Likes a Goblin Baby Monkey, Private Eye We Don’t Eat Our Classmates Visiting Feelings The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Jabari Jumps The Antlered Ship Ocean Meets Sky The Day You Begin Star Wars Are You Scared, Darth Vader? Prince & Knight A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Princess Cora and the Crocodile Nerdy Birdy Tweets The Book of Mistakes
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