Our Favorite Kids’ Books: Part 5

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Eva Amurri shares her kids' favorite books

We all love reading in our family! If there’s one thing I never feel bad investing in, it’s definitely books for my kids. There are just so many cute options out there, and I particularly love picking up new books from local bookstores as mementos for the kids to remember a location or vacation. There are also so many favorite books from when I was a little girl that I still have on my kids’ bookshelves! Lots of them have special messages written in them from friends and family. Since we’re always discovering some new favorites, I thought it was a good time to update my Favorite Kids’ Books series with the ones we have been loving lately. Let me know if there are any books your kids love that we need to check out!

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Our Favorite Kids' Books

I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem


This book is such a great story about self confidence, growing, changing, and being yourself.

The Bruce Swap


If you haven’t checked out the Bruce books series, you need to start! This one is our latest fave all about having a little tooooo much fun.

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo


This book is such a cute account of a bunny who lives in the white house and has a same-sex relationship with another rabbit named Wesley.

Harold and the Purple Crayon


This was one of my own favorite books as a girl, and now it’s Mateo’s favorite!

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost


My kids love this book about Gustavo who has to be a brave ghost by the time the day of the dead rolls around!

A Unicorn Named Sparkle: A Picture Book


This book is hilarious, all about a little girl who has a very peculiar pet unicorn.

Penguin Problems


This is such a funny story about a disgruntled penguin who is a total Negative Nancy.

XO, OX: A Love Story


I actually laughed out loud reading this to my kids. It’s all about an Ox who writes fan letters to a celebrity Gazelle he admires…until things take a turn.

Dragon Mountain


Marlowe recently really got into this book series about mystical dragons!

One Morning in Maine


This book is super special to my kids because it always reminds them of our family home in Maine! The illustrations are super cool, too.

We Don't Eat Our Classmates: A Penelope Rex Book


This is a super cute story for anybody getting ready to start school! It’s all about a dinosaur who has to learn a difficult lesson.

Love, Escargot


This is a super cute story about a French snail who is getting ready for a party.

Tomatoes for Neela


This is a story all about food, family, and tradition.

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez


This book has so much girl power! It definitely is a great buy for any child regardless of gender!

The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5


Marlowe and Major both love this chapter-book series!

Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4


This book series about a brother and sister who time travel through their magic treehouse is so cute and has a lot of educational aspects to it with the history it describes.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid


This is one of Major’s favorite series of books at the moment!

A Noob's Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior (Volume 1)


This is one of Major’s other favorite books. Sense a theme? Ha!

Dork Diaries Boxed Set (Books 1-3)


Marlowe loves this book series!

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  1. Deb Reed says:

    Kids who read are the best!

    Do you know the book, Made out of Trees by Joe Beine? swanlightstories.com


    08.18.23 Reply