Picture Books & Beginning Readers

Wouldn’t it be great if when your kids were reading, they also learned something? I am pretty selective when it comes to exposing my kids to the right books, mostly because of the about of “candy” there is being published! I want my kids to be informed, excited, and learn to love reading for a lifetime, and I can’t do that using just “sugar”. If my kids are going to be lifetime readers, they have to be exposed to books that are interesting, challenging, and provide them with a beautiful learning experience.

This is one of my first (of several) videos I created that introduces this idea, so I apologize now for the portrait orientation and wobbly footage… hopefully you can ignore that and just focus on the content being shared. 

The video below is my personal recommendations for Young Readers:


My personal favorites that not only have life lessons, but are also beautiful to look at the images and have a real plot and story to them:

  • Mirette on a High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • The Secret of the Peaceful Warrior and Quest for Crystal Castle by Dan Millman
  • Mike Mulligan Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  • Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
  • Katy by Virginia Lee Burton
  • Seven Habits for Children by Sean Covey
  • Little Bear Series by by Elsa Holmelund Minarik
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett (and many of her other books)