Our Current Favorite Kids Books: Part 1

Eva Amurri Martino's daughter Marlowe reads a book on the kitchen floor of her Connecticut home.

Reading is a big part of my life with my kids, especially at bedtime! We love reading 2-3 books a day together,  and I’m always on the lookout for new favorites.  I find that reading with the kids is such a great bonding exercise, as well as an awesome opportunity to build up their vocabulary and get in to really interesting discussions about story lines.  I am always surprised by how much they retain from the stories– plot lines will come up in conversation months down the road at times! I get a lot of questions about our favorite books, so today I thought I would share a roundup of our current faves.  I’ll update over time as we find new great additions! Just click on the collage below to shop.

Eva Amurri Martino's daughter Marlowe reads a book on the kitchen floor of her Connecticut home.


Photographs by Carter Fish


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  1. Kelly Lord says:

    I’m all about getting new books!!! Best timing ever to share these. I’ve put them on my amazon list 😊 thanks x

  2. Stephanie says:

    My daughter loved a book called Odd Velvet. Try and get it. Your kiddy cats will adore it.

    • Jessica says:

      LOVE Odd Velvet!

    • I will check it out! Thanks!

  3. Jessica says:

    Must haves: Edward the Emu & Edwina the Emu. Both by Sheena Knowles. We are obsessed over here and have been reading them every night for weeks! BEST illustrations.

  4. Nichole says:

    As a child I LOVED going to the library and checking out new books each week and/or spending hours at the public library scouring for new books to read and my love of reading has carried over into adulthood, though most the reading I do now is very child centric :). I always hoped that when I had kids, they would love reading as much as I did. Luckily, they do! Reading to them before bed, is honestly one of my favorite things. Especially reading them books that I loved a child! In our nightly routine right now is at least of the Llama Llama books from that series. And you can’t go wrong with good old Dr. Suess.

    • Aww I love this! When I was a kid reading was a sort of escape for me too. I was such a bookworm. I just love having bookshelves in the house where my kids can pull down things they’re interested in if the mood strikes 🙂

  5. Tabitha says:

    Thank you for the list! Checking it!

  6. Barbara says:

    I’d forgotten all about The Seven Silly Eaters. My grand daughters LOVED that one – as did I.

    • My MIL actually got me that one– she has 5 kids and they were ALL super picky eaters! LOL

  7. Have you read Caps For Sale? It was my favorite book as a child. So sweet and great classic illustrations.

  8. Love the dragon book, I just ordered that actually, looking forward to reading it.