Schools out. It was a weird end to the year, to put it lightly.
In my house, it doesn’t quite have that summer-break feel, but here we are.
Reading to your kids can bring them comfort, make them laugh, or provide an escape. And now more than ever, that’s what our children need. If you’re ready to pick the books back up and read to your kiddos, try one of these children’s books you’ll both love.
- “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster – It’s full of kooky characters who teach kids about common sense.
- “Look Both Ways” by Jason Reynolds – This story shows the challenges and roadblocks kids can encounter while walking home from school.
- “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman – The novel’s opening line, “This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it,” kicks off the ideal book to read to your kids, whether they’ve seen the movie or not.
- “She’s Got This” by Laurie Hernandez – It’s not often you get a book written by a Gold Medal-winning Olympic gymnast and “New York Times” bestselling author, but this one is. The picture book about Zoe, a young gymnast, is a reminder not to give up and a message little ones need.
- “What Do You Say, Dear” by Sesyle Joslin – This book is illustrated by Maurice Sendak, known for the book, “Where the Wild Things Are,” and it’s a silly guide to manners. It’s funny enough to make adults laugh, too, and you won’t get tired of reading it again and again.
- “City Spies” by James Ponti – An adventure about a tween foster kid and computer hacker who gets recruited into a British spy ring of kids, it’s a story you and your kids will love.
- “Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery” by Jamie Lee Curtis – The actress’ story explores the places balloons travel when you let go and it’s silly, creative rhymes make it even more fun.
What are your favorite books to read with the family?
Or, even better, what’s a book you can’t put down for yourself?