As parents we love to find tips on books that children love. Toys come and go, but good books tend to stay in a family for years. Especially when someone special inscribes a book with a meaningful note. Living in an age full of electronics has pulled children away from the joy of reading. This year, why don?t you give the gift of a special book to a child you love?

Here are just a few of our favorite children?s books:

  • Owl Moon is our favorite children?s book. Imagine a father and child venturing out in the dark shadows of heavily snowed woods in the hopes of getting a glimpse of a great owl. This magical book is perfect to read in a dark and quiet room. ?If you go owling you have to be quiet and make your own heat.?
  • I have spent hours with my three children reading Eric Carle?s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. My kids memorized all of the foods and repeated them with me as I read.
  • The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice has the best activities and pop-ups of any book we have read. Watch Mr. Brice?s mice play guitar, hide behind doors and do all kinds of exciting things that require a child?s interaction. Expect wonderful rhymes and lots of hands on fun.
  • The Wheels on the Bus is a song most of you know and love. This book brings the song to life with interactive pages that every child will love. http://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Bus-Paul-Zelinsky/dp/0525446443/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1292552612&sr=1-1
  • My first born began ?reading? to me with great excitement every time we sat with Gray Rabbit?s 1,2,3. Gray Rabbit has some clay and creates all kinds of wonderful things. My son memorized each thing Rabbit makes, calling each out as if he was reading the book to me. As an example, the book reads, ?He made one wiggly squiggly?? finally stating ?WORM!? on the next page. I?ll never forget my son turning the page and calling out ?URMMMMM!?

When you give the gift of a book to a child, don?t forget to write something special on the inside cover. Tell the child why you like this book or let them know how much they mean to you. Include a date as well so years from now they will know how old they were when you gave them this special book.

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