Happy Friday, y'all! Other than being a book reviewer, I am also a mother. So, with that in mind and with Halloween right around the corner, here are my top recommendations for kiddos that still enjoy picture bedtime stories.
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My kiddo absolutely adores this book. She's still young, so the colors and the rhyming are enough to keep her entertained. But for older kids, the books are chalk full of references to things in their hometowns and unique to their states. The best part? You'll enjoy reading these every year for Halloween and if you love it like we do, there are other holiday ones, too.
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Let's be honest, folks. Peanuts for our kids are so that we can relive our favorite stories from our own childhood. And that is a fantastic thing. My little one loves this one too, but prefers the others over this one. Possibly because she is simply outgrowing the board book stage and prefers to watch the movie instead (shh...). Pick this one up for your kiddos, though, to remind them that most good movies have an even better book behind them.
A sweet witch picks up animals on her flight across the sky. When she falls, she must face a dragon--but now she isn't alone!
This one is so sweet, y'all. I love that it showcases kindness and friendship. My girl will go in and pick this one up every time it's out where she can see it. This one is perfect for the younger kiddos in the family.
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Goodnight Bear by Jane Cabrera
Finally, for anyone that knows a kiddo in need of a book to encourage animal sounds and just isn't a fan of spooky Halloween, I recommend this one. Y'all. I have read this one so many times it shows where we've turned the pages. I also have it memorized and pull it out of the air when Tiny is having a meltdown in the grocery store. It is her absolute favorite book we've ever gotten her. She will not go to bed at night without it, so we've become a two-bedtime-story family. Get this for the smallest of the kiddos in your family as a cute Halloween present--the parents will thank you.
All the recommendations are my own and are not endorsed by the publishing companies or authors.