The Best Kids Books – and a Giveaway

I am an avid reader.

Back before I had kids, I could easily pound 3 – 4 books per week. Like – thick books that actually taught me stuff.

These days, I have less time to read. And when I am reading, I’m usually also sleeping a little – which is a pretty awesome talent that only moms seem to be able to perfect.

And – I’ll be totally honest – most of my reading these days is considered light – or beachy – or just downright smut.

Whatever – reading is still reading – and I love it.

And I want my kids to love it too.

We’ve been reading and collecting children’s books since far before we had kids – and by “we”, I mean ME.

Even Steven isn’t much of a reader – unless it involves an article about cycling gear or how to look amazing in your biking spandex or the best techniques for shaving your legs. (More on that in a future post – maybe.)

Even Steven Spandex

But I digress…


We love it.

And today, I’m sharing my list of all-time favorite kids books – and then teaming up with to give them away!

The Best Kids Books – 7 Books that Should be On Your Bookshelf!

The Best Kids Books - 7 Books that need to be on your bookshelves from My Life and Kids

1. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
My kids beg for this book nearly every single night before bed. The good news is that I love it almost as much as they do. Buy it here.

2. Harry the Dirty Dog
This is a classic that leaves us spending a lot of time talking about Harry the Dirty Dog during bath time. Buy it here.

3. The Velveteen Rabbit
I mean, seriously. This was one of my favorites when I was little, and it makes me so happy to know that my kids love it as much as I did. Real isn’t how you are made. . . .It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real. Buy it here.

4. Make Way for Ducklings
Miles was given this book from his Boston cousins when he was born, and we’ve cherished it ever since. Buy it here.

5. The Mitten
My sister-in-law introduced me to this book long before I had kids. I loved it then, and I still love it now. Buy it here.

6. If You Give a Pig a Pancake
Nothing beats these books. Seriously – nothing. And if your kids love this one (they will), then there’s a whole slew of them to add to their collection. Buy it here.

7. Katy No-Pocket
Just trust me on this one. You’ll love it! Buy it here.

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6 comments on “The Best Kids Books – and a Giveaway

  1. Can’t believe you didn’t include “Bear Snores On,” which is one of those rare books that’s as fun to read out loud (if you read it right) as it is for kids to listen to.

    Every time my wife wants me to read to her Kindergarten class, someone has already beaten me to Bear.

  2. I just followed you on Pinterest…not sure why I haven’t done that before! We also love No Matter What

  3. I too am an avid reader and k-ster is not, so it’s a constant struggle to let me read before I go to sleep! I even have a master’s degree in reading. To him, it’s like I’m a cop and I’m bringing my gun to bed. Sigh. It’s the only time I get to read!!

  4. My kids liked to say as I drove past a cyclist, “Watch out for the guy in the biking costume, Mom.”

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