03.18.13 Parenting

10 Amazing Books to Read with Your Kids

10 Amazing Books to Read with Your Kids

BY Amanda de Cadenet

Many mothers I talk to, myself included, struggle with finding appropriate books to read to their kids. How many times have you started reading and had to change the words or even the story so it’s not disturbing, rude, sexist or insultingly dumb? This happens to me frequently enough that I asked Naama Cameron, the woman I look to for parenting guidance, to suggest some of her favorite “appropriate” stories for kids.

Here are her suggestions:

1. Copy Cat by Mark Birchall

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2. Being Friends by Karen Beaumont

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3. The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman

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4. Mister EGO and the Bubble of Love by Amber Hinton

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5. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

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6. Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

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7. I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas

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8. A Little Book About FEELINGS by Ruby’s Studio

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9. Sophie Peterman Tells The TRUTH by Sarah Weeks

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10. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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What are your favorite books to read with your kids?

Amanda is a wife, mother, friend, photographer and the creator and host of The Conversation. @AmandadeCadenet

Comments

  • GxxPxx

    You should have the gruffalo. Very funny

  • Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers-very sweet book .

  • Nik

    The Book Eating Boy: Oliver Jeffers. Kiss Goodnight: Amy Hest. Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob): Simon Bartam. Too many to remember, son too old to read them anymore. Still loves to read though.

  • Gypsey

    Any Graham Base book, if you haven’t read them at least one you and them are missing out.

  • Addison

    A Mother for Choco!

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