The ABC’s of Choosing a Children’s Book – Part One
Have you ever wondered what book to choose for your young reader? You can remember the books of your youth, but the when is always a clouded memory. What age did you first read Where the Wild Things Are? This list is of favorite children’s books, the ages they are designed for, and a link for you to purchase them on the Amazon.com website.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day -Judith Viorst
Ages 2-4. This is a story about a boy who is going through a very bad day. From the moment he wakes up, he encounters many problems. He learns that no matter where you live, you will always have bad days, even in Australia.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? – Bill Martin, Jr.
Ages 2-6. The narrator asks a series of animals about what they see beginning with a brown bear. There are three others in this series; Polar Bear, Panda Bear, and Baby Bear all with the same title.
Corduroy -Don Freeman
Ages K-2. Corduroy is a toy bear who is eager to be bought. He only has one problem, he is missing a button. This story is about his adventure to find his missing button and to be bought by a little girl who visited the store.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom -Jill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
Ages 3-6. This is an alphabet book and the adventure of them climbing a coconut tree in alphabetical order.
Dot (The) -Peter H. Reynolds
Ages 5-7. The story of a girl who does not think she can draw, but with the encouragement of her teacher, she finds that she is, in fact, an artist
Eloise -Kay Thompson
Ages 8-10. The adventures of an amazing popular six-year-old living in New York’s Plaza hotel.
Ferdinand -Munro Leaf
Ages 4-7. Ferdinand is a bull. But he is not your typical bull. He does not like to participate in fighting like the other bulls. He would rather sit and smell the flowers.
Goodnight Moon -Margaret Wise Brown
Ages K-5. The story of a little bunny getting ready for bed and saying Good night to everything he sees.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie -Laura Joffe Numeroff
Ages 3-8. This is what to expect when you give your mouse a cookie. There are other books in this series as well; If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Pig a Pancake are a couple of them.
I live in a small town in South Central Texas with my wife Carolyn and our four children. We attend the local First Baptist Church where we have been serving for 8 years. I drive a truck in the transportation industry and I pursue my writing career in my spare time. I have a passion for writing, and I plan to use my voice to glorify God.
In addition to my freelance work, I have a series of Children’s books that will begin to be released starting in June of 2018. I also have written a novel that is currently being edited. I look forward to sharing it sometime in 2019.