I asked my fellow moms for their kids’ current favourites, and here are their inspiring lists.
Mommy’s Best Kisses by Margaret Anastas and Susan Winter is part of our bedtime routine.
J-man and I call it the kissy book. Another favourite is And Tango Makes Three by Justin
Richardson, Peter Parnell, and Henry Cole — gay penguins hatch an egg and make a family.
And Will Smith’s Just the Two of Us (yes, that’s right, “Fresh Prince”) on being a single dad
(illustrated by Kadir Nelson). It makes me cry every time I read it! Last but not least, Please,
Baby, Please by Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, and Kadir Nelson.
Secret Weapon Mama
Smalls’ current favourites include So Many Days by Alison McGhee and Taeeun Yoo, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury, Spring Is Here by Taro Gomi, and Click, Clack, 123 by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
These are Lo’s current favourites: My Friends by Taro Gomi, P. Bear’s New Year’s Party by
Paul Owen Lewis, Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni, The Way Back Home by Oliver
Jeffers, and Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg.
W and I do love Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd — so cliché, I
know. But my number one favourite to read aloud is Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.
The Guppins loves this classic from the church sale bargain bin: Dr. Seuss’s ABC by Dr. Seuss. She can’t get enough of it.
-East End Mama