Five Family Favorite Books to Spend Time Together

Written by Mac Barnett

Illustrated by Adam Rex

Age Ranger: 4-8

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

We have never laughed as loud and long as we did when reading this book. The rhyme in this book will fool you again and again and I’m sure that you will want to share it with all the people you know.

Written by Margie Palatini

Illustrated by Chuck Groenink

Age Ranger: 4-8

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

The author and publisher of Under a Pig Tree seem to have had some communication issues. The author wrote a clear history of figs while the publisher is sure that she meant pigs. Things got mixed up somewhere in the publisher’s office when the illustrator drew pigs instead of figs. Needless to say, the author is not happy about this “little mix-up” and scrawls all over the book!

It’s hilarious! And you might learn some facts about pigs – I mean, figs.

Written by Sarah Stewart

Illustrated by David Small

Age Ranger: 4-8

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

You may not think that a historical fiction picture book which was written entirely in letters about the Great Depression would be all that appealing. If that, you’d be wrong.

Sarah Stewart introduces young readers to a determined and engaging heroine. The story is told through the letters written home while the illustrations done by David Small beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting.

  • Chicken Cheeks

Written by Michael Ian Black

Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

Age Ranger: 3-8

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Basically, this book is a list of animal butts. The illustrations by Kevin Hawkes show not only one plot, but also an additional subplot. Moreover, there is a duck-billed platypus gluteus maximus.

  • Boats for Papa

Written and Illustrated by Jessixa Bagley

Age Ranger: 3-8

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

This book tells the story of Buckley, a little beaver, whose father is no longer around. He keeps making boats to send messages out into the ocean. It is also a book about an amazing mother who is raising an empathetic and amazing child.