IMG_3836We love books around here – board books, picture books, chapter books, fiction books, nonfiction book, the list goes on and on and on. Our love for children’s books really comes as no surprise as Eloise was named after the main character in one of my childhood favorite’s, Eloise.

As a preschool teacher, picture books and board books have always been important. I’ve always loved that my girls can sit for what seems forever to read and look through them. As Eloise has grown as a reader, it’s been fun to watch her share her love of reading with her sister. Often, I will find her reading to Charlotte Cate.

Story time has evolved in our home, and as a mama it makes my heart smile big. What once was a time led mostly by me, has turned into a time shared between my girls and me. It’s amazing to see them self-select books, read predictable texts, decode new words, make real-world connections, etc. Oftentimes, Eloise will fully lead story time now; it’s incredible to see her interaction with a book, and her ability to bring books alive for her sister.

I’ve completed a round-up of some of our favorite books throughout the years.

0-2 board2Shopping Details: Pantone Colors // First 100 Words // Goodnight Moon // A Night Night Prayer // Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? // Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? // This Little Piggy Went to Prada // You Are My Cupcake // Big Girl Panties // You Are My Sunshine // Teeth Are Not for Biting 

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Shopping Details: Jesus Loves Me! // Llama Llama Red Pajama // Press Here // Once Upon a Time // When Sophie Gets Angry — Really, Really, Angry // Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox // Baby Beluga // Down By the Bay // My First Book of Girl Power // Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

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Shopping Details: Little People, Big Dreams Coco Chanel // Madeline // Eloise // Chloe, instead // American Girl: Ultimate Visual Guide // The Bear Scouts // Pete the Cat Too Cool for School // Elephant and Piggie The Thank You Book // Henry and Mudge the First Book // Junie B. Jones First Grader (at last)

Here’s a video clip of Charlotte Cate “reading” Big Girl Panties, one of our favorites for zero to two-year-olds!

I’m always on the hunt for more books to build our little home library. Do y’all have any great recommendations? I’d love to try them out! Please share your favorites in the comments.



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