Great Kids Books
There’s no denying the benefit of reading for kids. Whether reading to your toddler or an older kid reading themselves, the benefits have been shown many times. It can be fun to sit and read books as a family or as a bedtime routine.
Now that school has started and my youngest in in kindergarten, we’ve been reading a lot more. Below are some great books to read with your kids that are even fun for kids (who can read) to do so out loud, which by the way is also helpful when there are younger siblings.
The Legend Of Rock Paper Scissors
Author: Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex
You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began . . .
This book is clever and full of sharp wit! It is the story (well an imaginary one) of how the legend of the popular kids game Rock, Paper, Scissors came to battle and who vanquishes whom. It’s entertaining and includes some silly “trash talk” with others who want to fight each competitor. The book is filled with fun silly scenarios. Paper battles a printer, Scissors challenges a tape dispenser and Rock challenges an apricot, just to name a few of the battles you’ll read.
There are sayings like “drop that underwear and battle me, you ridiculous wooden clip man!” (said by Rock to a clothespin) that will have kids rolling with laughter. It leads up to the point where each (Rock, Paper and Scissors) meet their match. Each is incredibly happy and grateful to have met a worthy opponent.
The book is best read out loud and don’t worry the expressive fonts and incredible illustrations will help you get into character to read it. You may even find yourself putting on a full performance as you read it! Definitely one of those books that is fun for kids and adults!
Author: Ryan T. Higgens
Bruce is a grumpy bear that becomes a parent to baby geese. In life, Bruce gets enjoyment out of cooking eggs. He’s particularly fond of “free-range organic” eggs. He spends his time collecting eggs from around the forest and looking up recipes online. One day however, four of his eggs hatch baby geese and they are convinced that Bruce is their mother.
He tries his best to rid himself of the baby geese but they are not going so he takes on his role as Mother Bruce. It even follows them from “annoying baby geese” to the struggles Bruce faces with “stubborn teenage geese” all the way to “boring adult geese” who don’t understand the concept of migration so Bruce finds a solution. The book is cute and comical, parents will be able to relate to some of the concepts and kids will find them funny as well.
There’s a Monster in Your Book
Author: Tom Fletcher
Some books were made to be read out loud.
A monster has invaded the pages of your book! You have to try and get him out by following interactive instructions such as tilting, spinning and shaking the book to get the mischievous little monster out. What do you do once he’s out though?
This bedtime story is fun and is great to read to your child. The book does a great job of being exciting but also helping your child get ready for bed. If your child is a new reader this is a great book for them to read out loud for practice. The book’s fun and interactive making reading feel less like work and more like a discovery. No worries, after the excitement of getting the monster out of the book it does wind down to bring calm to bedtime.