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Friday Finds: Children's Books I Never Get Sick of Reading

A few things I need to love a children’s book:

• engaging stories that teach some sort of a life lesson without being cheesy.

• great illustrations

• bonus if there’s subliminal adult humor (refer to Spoon & The Day the Crayons Quit for this one)

Here’s a list of the top ten children’s books I never get sick of reading with my kids:

(in no particular order)

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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon - ADORABLE illustrations ands a beautiful story about being brave and comfortable in your own skin)

Spoon - “Hilarious text and illustrations carry a message about comparing ourselves to others and recognizing that each of us has something special to offer.”

The Day the Crayons Quit - “Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers.”

The Day the Crayons Came Home - The companion to The Day the Crayons Quit and just equally as engaging and endearing!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - “ This endearing story about Alexander’s Bad Day has been a fan-favorite for over forty years.”

Knuffle Bunny, A Cautionary Tale - Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.”

The Quiet Book - “In this charming picture book, many different quiet moments are captured, from the anticipation-heavy “Top of the roller coaster quiet” to the shocked-into-silence “First look at your new hairstyle quiet.” - it’s the perfect book to relax and read right before bedtime.

Orion and The Dark - “Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he’s scared of the dark, so one night the Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure. “

The Curious Garden - “An enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.”

Iggy Peck, Architect - “This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book is a fun-filled, inspiring story about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression”