Favorite Children’s Books

In this episode of At Home, Greta Eskridge leads the discussion on one of her favorite things, children’s books!
Greta was so excited about this episode.
But she showed some self control by not diving straight into a long list of everyone’s favorite books.
Instead, she starts with some discussions on how reading books together fosters relationships, and asks for some tips for creating a reading culture in your home.
We even spent some time discussing what to do with a reluctant reader, because we know that not everyone has a house full of excited readers.
And after all that, we get into the long list of favorite children’s books, from baby books, to books your teen will love, favorite series, and the best audio books.
The show notes are loaded with great stuff! We hope you’ll enjoy it all.
And do share one of your favorite children’s books with us.
Thank you fellow book lovers!

Show Notes

Picture books for the littlest ones:
Peek a Who by Nina Laden
I am a Bunny Richard Scarey
All the books by Beatrix Potter
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
All the books by Robert McCloskey
Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
All the travel books by Miroslav Sasek
Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston
I Can Fly by Mary Blair
Books by the Provensens—A Year at Maple Hill Farm and The Animal Fair
Wing on a Flea by Ed Emmberly

Beginning Chapter books:
Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Small Pig by Arnold Lobel
Mr. Poppers Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
A Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Favorite Series:
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
The Ramona Quimby series by Beatrix Potter
The Henry Higgins series by Bestrix Potter
All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Little Britches series by Ralph Moody
Green Ember series by S. D. Smith
The Wing Feather Saga byAndrew Peterson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Princess and the Goblin and the Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald

Some Favorite Biographies:
Abigail Adams by Natalie Bober
John Bunyan: The Tinker of Bedford by William Deal
Biographies by the D’Aulaires
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson

Favorites for older readers:
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Robinson Caruso by Daniel Defoe

Resources for finding books:
Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt
Ambleside online
The Read Aloud Revival podcast

Greta’s Blog Post with lists of Favorite Audio books and readers

Greta’s Blog Post: Creating a Book Club For Kids


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