The other evening we were sitting around the living room, talking about our favorite books. As I listened to my children, I realized that they were sharing books that I had bought for them and read to them! Here are some of their favorites. (Not all of my kiddos were around to share their favorites.)
This book isn’t as well-known as Dr. Seuss books, but it is wonderful! Without ruining the ending, my daughters and myself loved it because it was not a ‘traditional’ princess story where the prince saves the damsel in distress!
Another true favorite by David Shannon is No, David. Not only is my oldest son named David, but he had the same personality -into mischief continuously!
All of David Shannon’s book are spectacular! Colin has this as his favorite because he is in love with dogs!
All of my children have loved the Magic Treehouse series. They were one of my favorite investments each child poured through each book repeatedly. They are filled with adventure, fun, science and history! Each of my boys have mentioned these were their favorite reads as a child.
Rhaine also loves the Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, but this is one of her favorites as well -The Monster at the End of the Book. I read this book to her every day -several times a day -for years. The little book fell apart and I replaced it with another copy. When the second copy also fell apart, I invested in a third copy! I kept each worn out copy, mangled, taped and stapled together!
Tracy Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the Midwest with her husband. She is a teacher, having taught elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education and a master’s in higher education. Her passion is researching, studying and investigating the attributes related to self-directed learners. She has published several titles, including Calais: The Annals of the Hidden, Lemosa: The Annals of the Hidden, Book Two, Rachel’s 8 and Securing Your Tent. She is currently working on a non-fiction text exploring the attributes of self-directed learners: The Five Characteristics of Self-directed Learners.