Children’s Books We are Reading

We wanted to share some of our favorite children’s books with you. These are books that are currently in reading rotation at our house. Kelsey (5 1/2 years) and Colton (almost 3) picked out a few of their favorite books and here is what made the list. I will vouch for these books, they are perfect for their ages and oh-so entertaining.

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Kelsey’s book list:

  1. Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio (my favorite!)
  2. Zombelina by Kristyn  Crow
  3. The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Williams
  4. Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg (great life lessons)
  5. Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann (this is an entire series, she loves every book!)
  6. Aqualicious (part of the series above)


Can I say something about Colton really fast? When he laughs, he really laughs. You can see his heart and soul in that beautiful smile of his.

childrens books - many hats of a mom blog

childrens books - many hats of a mom blog
Colton’s book list:

  1. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
  2. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherry Rinker
  3. My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis
  4. Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds (this book creeps me out but Colton loves it)
  5. How do Dinosaurs clean their room? by Jane Yolen
  6. Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes (A must! Both kids loved this one.)
  7. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  8. How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jetters (this one isn’t as action-packed as Colton likes, but I really love reading this to him)

I actually just saw that Pharrell Williams has a children’s book titled, Happy. This was/ is Colton’s favorite song so I just bought this one and can’t wait for the kids to read it. Do your kids have books they have to read over and over again? If so, do tell. Santa may be looking for ideas.

I should start a (toddler) book club

I feel like I should be running a book club by now. I receive a new book every month (about) from my amazing Aunt Pam. She is an avid reader and has vowed to make the kids so. It’s remarkable. I am without-a-doubt spoiled and so our my kids.

Books are like $17 a pop these days! So we are so thankful that my Aunt has us covered. Plus, we get to introduce a new book to the kids nearly every few weeks. That, and the fact that Ryan and I get to peek inside a new book (and not read the same one 1,909 nights in a row) is also a great perk!

My Aunt just mailed the kids a new book and I have to say, that after the first read, it has become one of my absolute favorites! Nevermind the fact that I giggle out loud every time I read it, but Kelsey is so engaged in it. She’s three years old and I would say this is the perfect age for this book.

If you have a kid around the same age, or are looking for new books to add to your toddlers library, I highly recommend The Day the Crayon’s Quit by Drew Daywalt. It’s perfect for a boy or girl. And no joke – I think I’ll do a post soon on the many (many, many, many) amazing books for kids that my Aunt has sent us. We’ve got a library going over here.

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  kids bookThis is the part where the black crayon writes Duncan to tell him that he’s fed up. He’s upset because Duncan only uses the black crayon to outline things and not to color. Every crayon has a ‘tif’ and is writing Duncan to let him know things have to change. Pink barely gets used. Beige is sick of being second fiddle to Mr. Brown and Yellow and Orange aren’t on speaking terms because both think they should be the color of the sun.

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kids bookRed is upset because he is overworked and even has to work on holidays – coloring Santa’s suit on Christmas and hearts on Valentine’s Day. Tough job, this one has. Peach is pissed because Duncan tore off his wrapper and now he is naked. He’s too embarrassed to come out of the crayon box. I kind of laugh when I get to this page. It’s either funny, or I’m just delirious come 8pm every night.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA very cute story. I would highly recommend this kids book. It’s a good book that would be best for 3 because they need a slightly longer attention span and they need experience coloring so they can relate. Enjoy it!