We love books over here.  So much so that sometimes I find Clay reading his books in the dark.  I thought today my Friday Favorites would be to share a few of our favorite children’s books.  We have many but I’ll try to narrow it down to our current favorites.  I say “our” because, yes, I also get a say because I have to read them over and over and over again.


  1. Dear Zoo, This is such a cute book and a quick read before bedtime.  Clay and Karlyanne have it memorized and we could pretty much read it every night.  I mean who doesn’t enjoy a good book about the zoo?
  2. Big Blue Truck, I’m pretty sure this is my favorite.  I get to make all the animal sounds and read about a helpful little blue truck.  What more could you want in a children’s book?  I bought Little Blue Truck Leads The Way for Clay’s Easter basket this year.  I still prefer the original, but it’s cute too.
  3. I love you, Stinky Face, Clay LOVES this one.  Probably because he keeps getting to say “stinky” which is one of his go to words.
  4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? Most of you probably have this book or a version of it.  We have a few of them and the kids read them daily.  This was a favorite for me as a kid and I believe the first book I felt like I could officially read by myself way back when.  I think it’s really helped my kids learn their animals.
  5. Freight Train, This has been a great book for Clay in helping him with his colors.  It’s a simple and short book but so darn cute.  I have to thank my mom for this one.
  6. Room on the Broom, Karlyanne reads this one a lot.  We won this book in a fall festival basket and it’s adorable.  It also has a movie that is great.  It was on Netflix so hopefully it will remain there because I don’t mind watching this one.

Well, there you have it.  A few of our favorites.  Most of them are board books and probably better for the younger kids but Karlyanne, who is 4 going on 16, still enjoys them.

What are the favorites in your household?

Friday Favorites – Week 3


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