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Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Children, Children's Literature, Family, Library, Stay At Home Mom | 6 comments

Fab Five Fridays:  Children’s Books

Fab Five Fridays: Children’s Books

One thing a child can never have too many of:  BOOKS.  Children’s books are taking over our space.  They are invading every crevice in the house and we couldn’t be happier!  Today, our list of five children’s books will most likely be different than tomorrow’s list.  Here they are anyway:

1. “Goodnight Moon”

by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

My forever favorite.  Now one of Tavia & Marsden’s favorites too :D.  This bedtime classic is a lovely end to a busy day.  We’d like to have a copy for every room.  I’d recommend the sturdy board book as it lasts for years to come.

2. Anything by Eric Carle

by Eric Carle

Colorful illustrations, witty tales.  We are gaining quite the collection thanks to the hand-me-downs of our beloved cousins!  “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, “The Very Quiet Cricket”, “The Very Busy Spider”, “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?”, “My Very First…” series, et cetera, et cetera.  Usually these books are the perfect length so your little ones will be able to sit through the entire book.

3.  “On The Day You Were Born”

by Debra Frasier

I was given this book as a gift when my first child was born.  Since then I have given it as a gift in return to new mothers, for it is a beautiful story to share with mothers- and fathers-to-be as well as well as after the baby arrives.  Sit and read it together in a quiet, peaceful setting and it may bring tears to your eyes!

4.  Anything by Sandra Boynton

by…well, Sandra Boynton

Our go-to silly stories.  Sandra Boynton writes and illustrates her own zany collection of children’s board books.   Some of our faves include “Blue Hat, Green Hat”, “Moo, Baa, La La La!” and “But Not The Hippopotamus”.  A must-have for any family!

5.  “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”

by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Careful, the words to this book are easily memorized.  You will find yourself chanting “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” all day long!  Trust me, your toddler sponge will LOVE this book.  He/she may even learn the alphabet just a tad faster.

I wish Fridays came every day, not only because, heck – IT’S FRIDAY, but then I could write more Fab Five lists!  I’m just getting warmed up!  Stay tuned for many more children’s book top fives to come. We have a plethora.  What is your Fab Five?  We’d love to hear!


  1. Goodnight Moon, always a classic! We’ve had at least three copies go through the house. Amelia loved the Golden Book classic, The Poky Little Puppy. I think I had that one memorized at one point! Morgan always liked anything by Dr. Seuss. And Xander has yet to have a favorite story, but loves being read to! Thanks for your list! 🙂

  2. I love this post. I have a draft started on favorite books. This post may have inspired me to finish it!
    My almost two year old’s favorite is Goose on the loose. My seven year old loves Souper Chicken and my five year old loves anything about dinosaurs. My favorite author is Audrey Wood, I love her books Napping House and Piggies.

    • Great faves! Thanks for sharing 🙂 More books to add to our never-ending list we take to the library…

    • Fantastic! I will definitely check those out at the library next time we’re there!! Thanks for sharing your faves 🙂

  3. I wanted to tell you that I finally posted my favorite children’s books and also my favorite books. Thanks to you and a few of my friends who inspired me to complete my post. Feel free to check my lists out.

    • Ahh YES, Jenny!! I knew there was something I really wanted to see! I am very behind on my emails & noticed the favorite book reference in one of your post titles!! Headed there now. Very excited!! Thank you for the reminder.


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