We have many books in our house. Yet, we often read the same ones over and over to our kids every night for a few months until it’s time to move on to something else. I’m so happy both my boys love story time. Will likes to look at the pictures (and eat the book, depending on it’s material). Ben loves when we read to him but he also love interacting as he’s getting more comfortable with sounding out words. He’s not reading yet but he’s on his way!

Here are the top 10 most popular books in our household right now:

Will’s Favourite Books (20 months old)

  1. First Words by Bright Baby – Awesome pictures and easy words like girl, boy, pants, shoes, socks, and cup. He loves saying the word “shoes”.
  2. I Love You Because You’re You by Liza Baker – a beautiful story about a mom who loves her son unconditionally
  3. Learn with Thomas 1 2 3 – Will has developed a liking to Thomas the Train. This is his current favourite out of the many Thomas books we own.
  4. Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton – This is a fun book that tends to get me bopping to a made-up beat somehow. If you don’t have the Barnyard Dance iPhone app, download it! It’s great entertainment when out and about with the little ones. Here’s the link: http://apple.co/2epEaFU
  5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown – this classic is always a favourite in our household. It’s so simple and the writing is melodic which is perfect for bedtime.

Ben’s Favourite Books (6 years old)

  1. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems – This is just a fun read for the two of us. We get to do some acting as the bus driver makes us promise not to let pigeon drive the bus and we get to practice common sense and the word “no!” Ben loves it.
  2. Otis by Loren Long – Ben has enjoyed this book since he was very young. It never gets old and offers a nice lesson about friendship.
  3. Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire – This is a simple book that we tend to read when Ben has stayed up later on the weekends. It’s another book that doesn’t get old. He enjoys reading it because it’s easy for him to try and sound out the words.
  4. Hide and Seek First Words by Dawn Sirett – Ben absolutely loves this book. Each page is like a game of Hide-and-go-Seek as we try and find various items on the page and also practice how to sound them out. It’s a fun way to learn how to read.
  5. Veggies with Wedgies by Todd H. Doodler – This is a fun read that teaches readers about different vegetables (and also about underwear!). This is a book that often gets laughs at bed.

What books do your kids love?


caroline-headshots_04Caroline is mom to two beautiful boys, wife to a wonderfully-supportive husband, and the owner of a successful social media management and content writing business called Flourish Marketing. She also blogs at Labour to Launch, a site meant to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.