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amy’s favorite kid books

April 5, 2011

You should know that my friend Amy knows kids’ books. Besides editing them for many years, she is an avid reader and has always given our family our favorite books that we own. I asked her a for a list of her favorites and this is what she wrote:

After working in children’s book publishing for years, I was surprised when I became a mom at how difficult it was to find books that Henry and I both loved reading over and over. These are some of our family’s “classics”:

The Robot and the Bluebird, David Lucas

The Sea Serpent and Me, Dashka Slater

Moon Plane, Peter McCarty

Jeremy Draws a Monster, Peter McCarty

The Tub People, Pam Conrad

Not Afraid of Dogs, Susanna Pitzer

Snow, Uri Shulevitz

Rain Rain Rivers, Uri Shulevitz

Owl Moon, Jane Yolen

The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson

Night City, Monica Wellington

The Show-and-Tell Lion, Barbara Abercrombie

Toy Boat, Randall DeSeve

Little Rabbit Lost, Harry Horse

Every Friday, Dan Yaccarino

Night Rabbits, Lee Posey

We love Kevin Henkes, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and Mo Willems books, too! 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristy permalink
    April 5, 2011 10:49 am

    This is a little off topic, but a good resource if anyone ever needs it. Grandad’s Prayers for the Earth by Douglas Wood, was a huge help to my nephew (and us) when my dad died. It is a great book to give if you know someone who has lost a grandpa, especially if they enjoyed the outdoors or nature together.

    • theconciergemom permalink*
      April 11, 2011 3:13 pm

      Thank you for this Kristy. It’s hard to know what give a child when someone passes away. I will keep this book in mind- appreciate your comment!

  2. Stacy Armatas permalink
    April 11, 2011 2:02 pm

    Thanks for this great list! I just found most of these books at the library and placed them on hold to pick up—love having good books to read to my girls and it’s nice to place holds on books and be able to run in and grab them when you have little time to spare in the library!

  3. theconciergemom permalink*
    April 11, 2011 3:12 pm

    Stacy- I did the same thing. So far, my boys liked Not Afraid of Dogs and The Gruffalo best. We already owned The Sea Serpeant and Me (from Amy of course!) and it will always be a favorite.


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