I'm on my way to owning enough books to create a library, and in only two short years of life, the Bambinos have amassed a bunch of books too. A lot of them, like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and Where the Wild Things Are, are leftovers from when I was little.
A lot of them are ones they've acquired. Of all the ones they've received, I have a few favorites.
The Crown on Your Head. I really like the message in this one: every child has qualities that make you uniquely you.
On The Night You Were Born. I have to admit, the first time I read this one, I teared up. It has a really cool message too: You Are The One And Only Ever You.
I Love You So. This one is an exchange between a daughter and mother with the mom explaining what "I love you so much" means.
I Believe In You. Again, another cool message: I believe in you no matter what life throws at you.
One thing all these books have in common is they rhyme. Apparently I'm a sucker for rhyming books. And, my mom gave them to the Bambinos; she has a knack for giving them really cool books.
We didn't intentionally set out to only give our children books with uplifting messages and I certainly believe in stories with entertainment value, but these are a few of my very favorites, for now.
What are your favorite books for your kids? Are there any I absolutely need to add to their collection?
All book images via Amazon.
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