Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Children's Book Series

I'm doing some research on favorite children's book series. I'm building the collection for our families, for friends (blogging friends too!) and our local libraries. I'm focusing on books that promote healthy child development.

This is the collection I've built for grades K-2. Depending on the reading level of the children, the books can be read alone, read together, or read aloud.

Amanda Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Arthur by Lillian Hoban
Diary Books (Worm, Spider…) by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss
Frances books by Russell Hoban
FranklinFrog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
George and Martha by James Marshall
Henry & Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
Horrible Harry by Suzy Kline
Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Paddington by Michael Bond
Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

Do you have other favorites that didn't make our list?

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Blogger Amy said...

Thank you for sharing. I am always looking for new books to read to the kids.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

The Chronicles of Narnia
Little House on the Prairie
Betsy-Tacy series
Boxcar Children
Bobbsey Twins

Love your list!

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few other favorites for our children have been:
American Girl Books (6 for each doll and my girls have read all of them!)
The Royal Diaries (fiction books based on historical characters, featuring princesses, queens, princes, kings, etc.)

I have to say that I'm not an Amelia Bedelia fan - I think she makes it look like women are stupid! (Jason disagrees, so we do have a few around...)


8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you checked out the books on this site
this is where we get most of our literature unit studies for school
if you go to the site and look under unit can see the list of books for preschool and older..the books listed under FIAR(which is another literature study resource) are also great..
i would look for books that have great illustrations too, not just content..

also, you might enjoy getting a sonlight homeschool catalog, it is free..and they have excellent books lists..we used their curriculum for one year and it didn't fit our family, but I still get their catalog for book ideas..

i'm excited about your new project
:) aimee

12:25 PM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

Oh love this! Always on the lookout for good kids' books!

11:10 PM  

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