Olivia, by Ian Falconer
Olivia is a sassy, energetic little pig who is a singer, a painter, and a mischief-maker. Join her on her adventures!
Corduroy, by Don Freeman
A stuffed bear comes to life in a department store, and goes on a search for his lost button. A little girl finds him, buys him, and gives him a very happy home.
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
Harold goes on a walk at night with only his purple crayon and creates the adventure of a lifetime!
Caps for Sale- A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business, by Esphyr Slobodkina
I made my ma read this book to me so many times I’m sure she had it memorized! It’s still a favorite with the kids I work with today.
Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion
This book about a little dog who hides his scrubbing brush so he can’t take a bath is so cute! Harry becomes so dirty that his family doesn’t recognize him. It’s a great book for any occasion, but could also teach a lesson if bath time is a struggle in your house!
Melissa Lubaszka is the founder of Tandem Teaching and teaches in the inner-city. She blogs weekly about tips parents can implement to enhance their connection with their children and ways to bring out their children’s inherent gifts. Contact her for a private consulting session.