Need some children’s books that’ll get your kids reading with enthusiasm and learning more than just the academics? Here are some favorites:
“Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!” by Lynne Truss, illustrated by Bonnie Timmons: This is a great book to start children off from the creative writing phases of their primary school years to the more advanced, scholarly writing that they’ll have to do later on. They’ll have fun with punctuation, but at the same time, they’ll learn its importance. This book is great for children ages 6 to 12.
“The Berenstain Bears” series by Stan & Jan Berenstain: This series is a popular one among young children, and it’s easy to see why. The story plots are simple, yet there is always a moral to each story. It’s great for teaching kids right and wrong: values that can be seriously lacking in the classroom setting. This series is great for children in grades 1 to 4.
“The Little Red Hen” by J.P. Miller: Another classic that is sure to become one of your kids’ favorites, too. This is another book that tells a simple story, but also has a moral at the end — great for teaching kids good ethical values. This story teaches kids the value of teamwork and what working together can produce.
“Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson: This is one of my favorites, and it’s no wonder why; it’s a book that encourages children to use their imaginations, helping them spark up and maintain their creativity. Many children who do not get this encouragement never make use of their many creative skills, and that’s a shame! This story is ideal for young readers, ages 6 to 10.
“What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety” (What to Do Guides for Kids) by Dawn Huebner, illustrated by Bonnie Matthews: Huebner’s guides are really as helpful as they sound. This book is especially useful to young children who have unwholesome fears, anxieties or worries that can turn them into untrusting, shy or even naive adults. Plus, she gives examples that many kids can relate to. No other self-help book for kids can be so entertaining yet helpful.
“Everyone Poops” (My Body Science) by Taro Gomi, illustrated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum: This book is great for children ages 4 to 8. That said, it’s a wonderfully hilarious book that will teach young children how various creatures poop. Other books in this “My Body Science” series are mostly anatomical, but they’re great starting points to guide curious kids.
Hopefully, these books will be of great help in any educational endeavor concerning young children. They’re fun and easy to read, but their moral and educational values are not sacrificed for entertainment.