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We read a ton of books together as a family and this year I thought it would be fun to keep track of them all. I have a massive children’s library in our toy room yet somehow we still manage to end up borrowing from the library and paying fines on them. This list will be about as good as I can do and won’t include books we have read multiple times in the month and probably won’t have all of the library books since I will probably forget some, but I hope this list is fun to read through and inspires you to read some new books together. I also didn’t think about this until partway through the month so I know January will be missing some. I will also add that I’m only including books I read to them, not books they read themselves. For reference – my kids are 8, 6 and 4. My oldest is obsessed with horses. My six-year-old is Star Wars obsessed and my youngest is crazy about Cars and Lightning McQueen so you can expect to see a lot of those. Check out our list – I hope you feel inspired to check out some new books.
I am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer
I am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer
I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer If you haven’t read any of these books yet – I really encourage you to do so. I’m a believer in teaching history through biographies. My daughter is also the kid who reads a story like this and is angered and wants to take action.
A CARS Christmas by Melissa Lagonegro
Have I Ever Told You by Shani King
How Full is Your Bucket For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer This is a great reminder of what you can do for a person simply by being kind and how it helps your attitude as well.
Miss Pinkletink’s Purse by Patty Brozo This is a book you NEED in your home. There are a few others by this author that I intend to get as well. This book speaks to homelessness and how one small person can make a difference. This book had my heart from the very start and I can’t wait to read the others.
Star Wars The Clone Wars Watch Out for Jabba the Hutt by Simon Beecroft
LEGO Star Wars Anakin to the Rescue by Ace Landers
I Believe in You by Marianne Richmond You will find that I absolutely love books that build kids up as much as possible. You will see with many of these titles that we read a lot of books like this.
Duck on a Tractor by David Shannon
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell This is another book that encourages kids to be themselves no matter what.
Henry’s Very Own Trucks and Things That Go by Maia Haag
Little Golden Book CARS Tractor Trouble by Frank Berrios
Goodnight, My Angel A Lullaby by Billy Joel
I’m Gonna Like Me Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell
Jessica’s Box by Peter Carnavas
Who Was Rosa Parks by Yona Zeldis McDonough
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter by Linda Hayward
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner This story is absolutely adorable. From the cute story to the adorable pictures, we love reading this one.
If DaVinci Painted a Dinosaur by Amy Newbold This and the next book are fun picture books about how one image can look so different depending on the artist and the style. A great reminder to them that everyone is an artist.
If Picasso Painted a Snowman by Amy Newbold
Little Blue Truck by Alice Shertle
Mother Earth’s Lullaby: A Song for Endangered Animals by Terry Pierce