Booklovers Podcast: Best kids books

Booklovers Podcast: Best kids books

During this episode of the Booklovers Podcast, Andrea and I are joined by Cara, the youth librarian at our Amelia Branch Library. Cara shares some of her favorite books from last year.

We also talk about how easy it is to listen to audiobooks – another great way to share books with your kiddos.

You can download audiobooks from:

Best book recommendations

Board books

Where’s the Dog? by Ingela P. Arrhenius (part of the Where’s the…?/felt flaps series by Nosy Crow)

-Also mentioned Sing Along with Me! series, also by Nosy Crow includes Itsy Bitsy Spider, Old MacDonald, Happy Birthday, The Wheels on the Bus.

Will Sheep Sleep? by Hilary Leung

-Other books in the series: Will Bear Share?; Will Giraffe Laugh?; Will Ladybug Hug?

Picture books

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

-Also mentioned Mother Bruce series; The Day the Crayons Quit (Daywalt); This is Not My Hat (Klassen).

A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith

-Also mentioned illustrators Erin Stead, Christian Robinson, Chris Raschka, and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka

Chapter books

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

-Also mentioned Walk Two Moons and Love That Dog by the same author

Graphic novels

Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

Snails are Just My Speed by Kevin McCloskey (Giggle and Learn series)

-Other books in the series: We Dig Worms, The Real Poop on Pigeons, and Something’s Fishy


The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe


Share one of these fantastic books with your kids. Or visit your local library and ask for more suggestions.

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