9 Books That Kids Will Enjoy
Do you remember your favorite children's book? Was there a funny rhyme or bright illustration that comes to mind when you think of it? We love children's books and chose a few we think that you'll like too.
George is a dog with all the best intentions. And his owner, Harry, has all the best hopes that George will be a well-behaved dog when he leaves him alone for the day. This book has a funny story line and vibrant illustrations kids are sure to enjoy.
Bonus: Haughton has two other children's books we recommend checking out too!
This book follows bear’s journey from the forest, to a city, and then right to the very park bench where a sandwich was stolen. This book is full of humor, has beautiful illustrations, and a surprise ending.
Ramona likes that she's old enough to be counted on, but with starting third grade, riding the school bus alone, and putting up with Danny the Yard Ape, being eight isn't easy. This book is definitely a classic and perfect for elementary aged kids to get hooked on and read the rest of Cleary's books.
The crayons have had enough. All that's left in Duncan's desk is a stack of notes from the crayons, each explaining why they left. Beige is bored, red is tired, and black is misunderstood. Ultimately, he is able to sooth the crayons, but his crayon adventures don't stop there. In The Day the Crayons Came Home, Duncan finds a group of crayons needing to be rescued from couch cushions, stinky socks, and from being stepped on. Both of these books are funny, entertaining, and have colorful illustrations. These books were so inspiring to our favorite office 4-year-old that he wrote his own crayon book, illustrations and all!
April is National Poetry Month, so, of course, we have to include Shel Silverstein. Both outrageously funny and profound, Silverstein's many books of poetry are enjoyed by people of all ages, even 40 years after they were written. Your kids can spend hours getting lost in silly poems and drawings.
Bonus Book for Earth Day! The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
"Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty." This book is great to pair with an activity or craft to help younger kids understand Earth Day and why nature is important.