Favorite children’s books to read aloud by ProEdu Consulting

Favorite children’s books to read aloud by ProEdu Consulting

We want to share with you our top 10 favorite children’s books to read out loud with little ones.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do when we read them in the classroom or at home!


10. The Animal Boogie

by Fred Penner and illustrated by Debbie Harter

This is one of the many great books by Barefoot Books that are fun to read and sing along. Perfect for ages 3 to 7 years, but younger children also enjoy dancing to the tunes. It’s about children and animals of the Indian jungle dancing and singing while meeting different animals and learning about actions like leaping, stomping and shaking .

Animal Boogie

9. Guess How Much I Love You

by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram

“One of my favorite books of all times. This is the simple story about a Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, trying to express their love for each other using different measures. I love to read this to children around Father’s Day, just to remind them how much a parent can love their children. Event though there is never a statement in the book that this are in fact father and son, it’s the first book that I give a new born, just to encourage parents to tell their children how much they love them every time they can.” – Valentina

guess how much i love you

8. Do Princesses Wear hiking Boots?

by Carmela LaVigna Coyle

A perfect story for little girls who want to be a princess but have the energy to hike, ride tricycles, climb trees or do chores. This cute little girl will convince us all that princesses can do all that and more. This book also offers a gentle message of self- acceptance and will inspire little girls to follow their dreams and be true to themselves.

Do Princesses wear hiking boots

7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

We are definitely not the only ones who absolutely love Eric Carle’s hungry Caterpillar. This is just such a great book for any age (depending on the format), so simple and fun to read. We love to read it in the classroom and at home, either to remember the numbers, the days of the week, or just to have fun with the silly caterpillar who just ate too much. Plus it has a subtle message about healthy eating.


6. A Taste of Moon

by Michael Grejniec

Start with the question: what does the moon taste like?  This is a very fun book to read to a group of children and spark creativity. This story is about team work, collaboration, and generosity where different animals help each other to reach the moon. The repetitive phrases make it easy for children to repeat and to predict, and even guess what the moon taste like to each animal.

Taste of Moon

5. We are going on a Bear Hunt

by Helen Oxenbury and Michael Rosen

This is a fun story that children from all ages will enjoy. A family goes out to hunt a bear and have to go through grass, high trees, river, and snow to eventually find one. They state they are not afraid of the bear until they find one in a cave and run back as fast as they can. Each landscape is unique and makes this journey more interesting. Perfect to read while children move and run around, and if you know the song, you can just show the illustrations while the kids sing-along.

Going on a Bear Hunt

4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

by Judith Viorst

Every one has a bad day once in a while. With a little bit of humor we see Alexander having the worst ever, he even gets gum in his hair! This story is great for 5 – 9 year old children, even the crabbiest of all, since Alexander will bring a smile when everything keeps getting worse (he even witnessed kissing on TV) and he thinks the solution might be moving to Australia.


3. A Bear and His Boy

by  Sean Bryan

This is the story of a very busy bear names Mack that woke up with a boy in his back. This bear’s schedule is very busy and the boy accompanies him to the gym, karate lessons, eat ice cream and more. After a while the boy encourages the bear to stop and smell the lilacs. A cute story that rhymes, and reminds us that no matter how busy live gets, we can always stop and relax to be able to enjoy the present. We recommend this book to all children 3 and up.

A bear and his boy

2. Killer Gorilla

by Jeanne Willis

This thriller picture book is not only exciting but fun to read. It’s the story about a mouse that looses her baby and encounters a scary looking gorilla when trying to find it. Running for her life all the way to China and Australia she gets tired. The gorilla catches up and hands her the baby. “Who were you running from, Mouse?” is the phrase that changes how we look at this killer gorilla for ever. A fun way to start teaching children not be deceived by appearances. This is a perfect book to read out loud to children between 3 and 7 years old.


1. Ish

by Peter H. Reynolds

This is one of the three books that make The Creatrilogy from Peter H. Raynolds. An amazing trio of books that encourages children to be creative without seeking for perfection. This is when Ramon start looking at art in a different perspective and starts drawing -ish things like a “vase-ish” and “afternoon-ish”. This book is “an invitation to keep it loose… thinking ish–ly is far more wonderful than getting it “right”. Perfect for children between 4 and 6 years old.

The Creatrilogy by Peter Reynolds

Which is your favorite children’s book?

We have so many more!

Soon to come by ProEdu Consulting:

Favorite counting books

Favorite characters in story books

Favorite children’s books authors

Favorite topic books

Favorite children’s book for brothers and sisters


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