Our Favorite Books for Young Children

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This book provides a wonderful and simple summary of what seasonal farming life was like back in the 17-1800’s I would guess. My kids love to hear this story again and again and there are always lots of questions about why he did this that or the other thing. Additionally, after reading Farmer Boy the kids often refer to it as we read the Ox-Cart Man. There is absolutely nothing objectionable in this book for even the most conservative family to raise an eyebrow at. We give this book 14 big thumbs up! This book is a part of several book lists and a must have for a non-twaddle reading library.

The Napping house is a book that Sweetie fell in love with when she was in Public School 1st grade. Then it was given to us by our sweet friend Sydney nearly 7 years ago.  It’s about a house full of sleeping people and animals and how they all wake up suddenly. Its a very sweet book. Additionally, it will expand your children’s vocabulary and you will find they are no longer sleeping instead they are dozing, snoring, slumbering etc…. We try to avoid books that are well as Charlotte Mason would say twaddle (** Twaddle is idle, trivial chatter, or witless drivel that tries to talk down to a child. the definition is fromAmblesideonline ) in favor of well written books that will expand our kiddos minds & vocabularies. Napping house is not on the AO list but it is still one of our favorite books!

Not much is left of the book now we are missing the last few pages and the back of it. In fact it’s probably going to become our first framed book cover for the homeschool room. I hope your family enjoys this picture book as much as we do. Please let me know what picture books your family loves!

Another family favorite is The Runaway Bunny.  This was a big favorite of Bullet and Sugar Pie. It’s about a baby bunny that tells it’s Mama that it is going to run away and the Mama bunny that tells her baby she will run after him no matter where he goes. This is such a sweet story it cannot help buy cement a feeling of safety in a child’s heart as you read about a Mama that will pursue her child no matter where he goes! It is beautifully written and illustrated. While reading the children are able to actively participate as they look for the sometimes hidden bunnies on each page.

“You must do something to make the world more beautiful.”

Miss Rumphius travels all over the world and has many wonderful adventures. She eventually retires to a home by the sea. When she retires she sets to work on doing the one thing her Grandpa asked her to do which was to make the world more beautiful, and she does. I guess I hope my kiddos can do the same. We found this book on the Ambleside Online K list all of our children love to listen to this book.

What books does your family like? We’d love to know because we love to read a good book.
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Aspired Living

Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

9 thoughts on “Our Favorite Books for Young Children

  1. I noticed this book recently when I was helping to re-shelf books at our library. I’d never heard of it, but it caught my eye. Sounds like it would be worth checking out. Thanks for sharing.

    Destiny, hostess, KLBH

  2. I haven’t read Miss Rumphius, but my children and I have read the other three. I’m tied between my favorite being the Runaway Bunny or the Napping House. The children loved both, and we’ve spent many happy hours reading them again and again and again… Thanks for sharing!

    1. Miss Rumphius is about a young woman who lives a full and exciting life and then as an older woman wants to make a difference. It’s not liberal tripe but instead a heartwarming tale of how she does it one of our favorites. Another one to put on the list is Roxenboxen! 😀

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