Best Books for Toddlers & Kindergarteners

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This is kind of like a bogo post originally I wanted to discuss some of our favorite toddler books, but with our Peanut starting kindergarten it's only right to discuss some of her favorite books as well. So yes our Peanut has started kindergarten this past week and we are BEYOND proud of her adjustment into "Big Girl" school as she refers to it. Of course as parents we tried our best to make her transition from daycare to real school as easy as possible, but she was still nervous, a bit scared, and a tad shy. As a way to help with those first day jitters we went to our local library and got as many books as possible on school. Here are our top 5 back to school books that are must reads!

Just sharing a few that we have enjoyed over her first week of school. These are books that  you may want to consider adding to your little one's library.



A Bad Case Of Stripes by David Shannon - This maybe our go to book every year on the night before the first day of school.  My peanut some times folds under peer pressure and will completely try to x out something she LOVES because other's may thing it's "dumb". A Bad Case of Stripes really helps her with her confidence and sticking to what she likes and believes in regardless of what other kids think. 

My Mouth Is A Volcano by Julia Cook - We are currently still working on learning to not interrupt others when they are speaking. The first few days of school may have been the hardest for her adjusting to raising her hand when she has a question or wants to speak. The kid is a work in progress but she can definitely relate to her mouth being a volcano.  

Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne C. Jones - Peanut is at the age where curiosity is at a all time high. If she's not asking questions than she is telling you a story, or repeating something she saw on tv, or something that she did with her friends earlier that day. The girl just doesn't know how to zip it. 

Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre - Love this book, it has a cute way of stressing the importance of listening and following directions.

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes - One of Peanut's favorite books just an overall good read to once again reinforce her self-esteem and confidence.  


Sprout enjoys story time. Here are some of her favorite books.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. - Sprout absolutely LOVES this book. The key is to read it in a singing voice, she loves to yell BOOM BOOM and whisper chicka chicka. 
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss's - I use these book to get Sprout to repeat after me. It's amazing how long the story holds her attention. Her favorite part is the train. 

Here are a few of our other favorite books for young children:

Happy Reading 

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