My 10 favorite children`s books

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Hello Hellooo,

everyone, how are you?

Long time without writing, again, sorry!

Busy life, I am almost at the end of my internship, so I need to do so many assignments and I`m also trying to understand what to do with my visa.

But anyway, I finally found some time to write a new post.

But first, thank you to all of you for all the nice messages in which you ask me about my absence.

I hope I didn`t forget anyone!

The post in which I will tell you all about my absence is the next one…MAYBE!

You guys know me, I always put my heart in my posts, but to write something I need to feel it, if I don`t, well I am not posting it!

Often, even the parents of my little students ask me for advice on some good books for children, so here my favorite 10 children`s books list!

Books, that all find a special place in my library!


1 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 1 and 2.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls are 2  children’s book by Francesca Cavallo e Elena Favilli packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by more than 60 female artists from all over the world.

A new kind of fairy tale!

In my personal opinion  2 BEYOND AMAZING books, highly recommended!

“What if instead of dreaming to marry a prince, she could dream about creating a vaccine, winning an Olympic medal or walking on Mars?”



2. Strong is the new pretty.

 A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves.

Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images.


3. What do you do with an idea/problem?

What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.

This is a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It’s a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s just getting started.

What Do You Do With a Problem? is another book by Kobi Yamada

A story of a persistent problem and the child who isn’t so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared.

This is another story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It’s a story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it’s here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem… and yourself.


4. We are going on a bear hunt.

A book by Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury.

“We’re going on a bear hunt.

We’re going to catch a big one.

What a beautiful day!

We’re not scared.”

Ready for some fun? This is the perfect book, my little students love this one.

A father and his three children–a toddler, a preschool boy, and an older girl–go on the traditional bear hunt based on the old camp chant!

You can read it or sing it with your children, just amazing!


5. First Big Book of…

These are a series of books branded National Geographic for Little Kids.

I have some of them and they are very good books for children.

The many real pictures and the many colors make them very attractive.


6. “Penguin Who Was…Series”

Also known as the New York Time best-selling series.

Basically, it is a series of autobiographical books for children where you can have fun discovering the life stories of characters from all over the world.


7. Edward the Emu.

A book by Sheena Knowles, Rod Clement

Tired of his life as an emu, Edward decides to try being something else for a change. He tries swimming with the seals, he spends a day lounging with the lions, and even slithers with the snakes. But Edward soon discovers that being an emu may be the best thing after all.

A good book to remind our children how special they are and to always be themselves.



8. Dr. Seuss books.

Obviously, some of these books could not be in my library.

The Dr. Seuss books are very good for:

– Beginning readers and mastering phonics.

– Thanks to his clever rhyming, Dr. Seuss’ books sound great when they are read aloud. Did you know that reading to an infant helps with brain development, speech skills, and bonding between parent and child?

– Great for reluctant readers.

– Great for teaching life’s lessons.

– Great for gift giving and children of all ages.



9. Parts

A book by Tedd Arnold

First, his hair started falling out. Then skin started peeling from his toes. Some stuffing came out of his belly button, and a piece of something gray and wet-his brain?-fell out of his nose. Is this normal? Or is this boy coming unglued? With a perfect combination of humor and grossness, this look at one boy’s farfetched fears will have readers laughing their heads off!

Perfect if you are teaching your children human body.


10. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

A book by Mo Willems.

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum.


And so yes, these are my favorite 10 children`s books.

I hope I have been able to help you in some way and I hope so much that your children enjoy reading these books with you.

Do not forget to let me know what you think.

See you next post.

Kiss from Kika!


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