Over the years we have collected a large number of children’s books. Many were gifts, and lots of others I chose for our girls. I’ve done a lot of reading about recommended children’s books and used these suggestions to build our own library.
If you’re looking for my master list of recommended children’s books, check out Mandy’s Running List of Top Recommended Children’s Books. For my latest additions to the list, read on!
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds: This is such a lovely story about imagination and creativity. Vashti shows us that art comes in many forms, and that we can accomplish anything.
Maple & Willow Together by Lori Nichols: This is a sequel to one of my favourite stories of all time, Maple. This story tells of a love between sisters – one that can withstand the odd disagreement!
The Very Noisy Bear by Nick Bland: This book is part of a series by Nick Bland, and all of the books are wonderful (we love The Cranky Bear as well!). In this story our friend the bear discovers a love of music.
When Stella was very very small by Marie-Louise Gay: This is one of my very favourite stories. I love all of the books in the Stella and Sam series, but I particularly enjoy the humour in this one!
Caramba by Marie-Louise Gay: From the author of the Stella & Sam series, comes a hilarious book about a cat named Caramba who can’t seem to fly like all of the other cats. But not to worry – he soon learns that he has another impressive talent!
First Week at Cow School by Andy Cutbill: This book is very funny!! It tells the story of a cow named Marjorie and her child Daisy (who was miraculously born from an egg!). This is such a cute story of love, expression, and uniqueness!
This moose belongs to me by Oliver Jeffers: Oliver Jeffers is one of my favourite authors, and I have a few of his books on my other lists. This story of a moose and his “owner(s)” does not disappoint!
The Christmas Eve Tree by Delia Huddy: This is a beautiful Christmas story about a fir tree that may not be as beautiful as the others at the start, but ends up going on an incredible journey and providing hope and love for many people. The book even has a gorgeous pop up page in the middle which our children love!
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton: This book was first published in 1942, and is still a classic today! It tells the story of a little house in the country that always wanted to move to the city.
The Bear Ate your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Rocah: This book is a new favourite at our house! It tells the story of a bear … and a sandwich. The illustrations are beautiful, and we love the cute ending!
Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht: This is another sweet story about Christmas, and the tradition of picking out a tree and taking it home to decorate. A lovely story with beautiful illustrations.
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle: We love The Little Blue Truck! This is the first book in this series, where we are introduced to the little blue truck who is a friend to all, and always willing to help. This rhyming tale is lots of fun!
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson: Our daughter loves this story about a witch, her broom, and the friends she makes along the way. Like all Julia Donaldson books, this one has beautiful rhymes, a clever story line, and wonderful illustrations by Alex Scheffler.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson: One of my daughter’s favourite books of all time is The Gruffalo’s Child … but this book is where it all began! Another Julia Donaldson classic!