August 7, 2010

Littlebit’s Top Ten Favorite Books

When I was pregnant with the Princess I would sit in a rocking chair with a few children’s books and I would read to her while she was inside me.  I read to her as a newborn and I read to her through her infancy.  The only time I really stopped reading was that brief period of time she got too grabby.  I stopped for a few weeks, but the Princess has always been read to and, no surprise, the Princess loves to read.

I didn’t read specifically to Littlebit while she was snuggled in my rib cage, but I was reading to the Princess all the time.  And once LB* was born, I kept reading.


And, of course, I read to Baby Bee now too.  We make weekly treks to the library.  My girls LOVE books.  Of course, there’s no guarantee that reading to your kids is going to foster a love of books and I’m sure there are plenty of parents who HAVE read to children who DON’T end up loving to read, but that’s not the case in our house.  We love books.

I already share the books that I’m loving with you, and Ill be sharing the Princess’s favorite books too, but today I want to share Littlebit’s Top Ten FAVORITE books.  These are all books we own.  I’m linking to amazon, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I make no many from the links or any sales.  That should cover the fine print, right?

Littlebit’s Top Ten FAVORITE Books (meaning we read them over and over and OVER and they are in no particular order)

  1. Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boyton
  2. Olive by Ian Falconer
  3. Skippyjohn Jones by Judy Schachner
    (we’ve read all of the books, but Littlebit still prefers the first book the most
  4. Pinkalicious by Victoria Kahn
  5. Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
  6. The Monster at the End of the Book by Jon Stone
  7. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  8. No, David!  by David Shannon
  9. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  10. Gingerbread Baby by Jan Bret

What are some of your children’s favorite books?  We’re always looking for new titles to read.


Reading, The Middlest 9 Replies to “Littlebit’s Top Ten Favorite Books”


9 thoughts on “Littlebit’s Top Ten Favorite Books

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    Ooh, I just pulled out The Monster at the End of this Book which was one of my favorites when my friend and her 6 month old came to visit. Needless to say I was the one reading it ;) Loved #7 & #9 too.

    Have you ever heard of Serendipity books? I confiscated all the ones we had and still have them in a box of children’s books.

    Other favorites were The BFG, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Fern Gully, Berenstain Bears, any fairy tale… oh man this list could really go on.

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      I haven’t heard of Serendipity books. I’ll have to look into those.

      I liked reading the Berenstain Bears when I was younger, but I hate reading them aloud. They’re SO long. I have a ton of those here as well because my mom collected them and then passed them all on to us.

      Littlebit really likes book that we can get into and make more interactive. If I can do voices, or sing some songs (Skippyjohn is GREAT for this) she loves them even more.

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    We’ll have to check some of these out that we haven’t heard of. Lately we’ve been enjoying books by Bill Peet. Strangely, she never liked No David…I think the pictures scared her :-) I wish I could get my one year old to have an interest in books like my older child always has.

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    My Many Colored Days is STILL one of my favorites.

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    I think I only know Chrysanthemum and Green Eggs and Ham. Gotta love a child who loves to be read to!

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    Love the new ideas! We love The Monster at the End of the Book too!
    Also we like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. But I have 3 boys! :)

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    Thanks for bringing back some happy memories! My kids are grown up now, be we always loved reading aloud! We had so many wonderful times cuddled up on the sofa reading children’s books. I think a lot of your kids’ favorites weren’t around when my kids were little. Of course, my kids loved all the Dr. Seuss books. They also loved Bill Peet, Richard Scarry, and Berenstain Bears books. I think we have almost the entire collection of each of those.

    I found you through SITS 31DBBB.

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      I’m so glad you stopped by, Deb! I went to Montessori preschool and while my girls won’t end up at a Montessori preschool, I’m excited to check out your website for ideas on how to apply the Montessori method at home!

      I actually inherited a large amount of Berenstain Bears books from one of my siblings, but we don’t read them so much. I think because there’s a heck of a lot of reading and I just can’t commit (which is terrible, but there you go!). Thanks so much for stopping by!

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