I love picture books. Especially ones that hold the attention of both the child I am reading to and me. They can be such a cozy way to spend time with a child, and the conversations that often arise are definitely keepers. ❤
Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith
I LOVE this story! It’s not your typical read-this-picture-book-aloud-then-groan-when-the-little-kids-ask-for-it-again-for-the-eightieth-time. The illustrations make you want to get lost in them for hours and the story is so sweet! Definitely something I will read for years to come! ❤
Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, Aunt Lavender by Elsa Beskow
The most important thing about a picture book is the illustrations, right? This one has adorable pictures and a great story to go with. We have a ton of fun comparing ourselves to the aunts and guessing which of them we would be. 😉
For Such a Time as This by Angie Smith
This is probably my favorite Bible storybook of all time! While geared towards girls specifically, it doesn’t skimp on the stories or their meanings. One of my favorite things about it (besides the illustrations by Breezy Brookshire, the same illustrator of Audrey Bunny) is that Jesus’s face is never shown once! Not even when He’s a baby! I’m not a stickler for this, of course, I just appreciate the respect that is shown for Him in this way. This book is great for reading aloud to younger girls. Just a note that some of the bad women of the Bible (i.e. Gomer, Jezebel, etc.) are touched on but handled very discreetly.
Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
This is such a cute story (I mean, tiny mice with earmuffs!), and the illustrations are icing on the cheese. Great read-aloud. 😉
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
That house with a little face is just too cute! I love the passage of seasons and years, and the end is pretty sweet. Every old house and house-lover’s dream right there. 😉 Also a splendid read-aloud.
So grab a picture book and a child’s hand and find an out-of-the-way bench to relax and enjoy a story together. 😉
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