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Kids Literature We Love

Looking for a title that teaches something? Check out the following list of books we'll never stop loving....

Honesty:

The Empty Pot by Demi

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival


Generosity:

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


Fun:

Princess Pigtoria and the Pea by Pamela Duncan Edwards

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

The Seven Silly Eaters by Marla Frazee

Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair by Lee Fox

Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson

Bedhead by Margie Palatini

Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Adam Rex

Slinky Malinky by Lynley Dodd

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root

If I Built a House by Chris VanDusen

The Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo


Creativity and Persistence:

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams


Friendship and Kindness:

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

The Bear that Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead


Classics:

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

The Napping House by Don Wood

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young


Favorite authors - we basically love everything they write:

Jan Brett

Andrea Beaty

Julia Donaldson

Chris Van Dusen

Laura Ingalls Wilder


Do you have a book you'd add to my list? I love a good recommendation - tell me in the comments!


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