We love books that will teach our children important life lessons. From self growth to social concepts, here is a list of books we love for every age group.
Books for Ages 2-4
Just for Me
by Jennifer Hansen Rolli
Just For Me, follows little Ruby, who is used to exclaiming “Just for me” anytime she has something special. Ruby will learn a valuable lesson about sharing and friendship by the end of the book.
Here We Are : Notes for Living on Planet Earth
by Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers created this book for his son as a guide to life on earth. “Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.”
by Herve Tullet
Every page of this book will ask the reader to push a button, tilt the book or shake everything up. You never know what will be asked next! Kids and adults alike will be delighted as they read this interactive book aloud.
Books for Ages 3-5
Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson
This book illustrates the wonderful relationship between a grandmother and her grandchild. The child comes to see his comparison to other peoples fortunes in a positive and beautiful way.
The Rabbit Listened
by Cori Doerrfeld
Through The Rabbit Listened, children will learn how to understand emotion. Most importantly this book centers around empathy and the beauty of listening to one another.
Books for Ages 4-8
Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
This highly acclaimed picture book follows a little boy named Max. This little boy who was sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things and becomes their king.
by Lois Brandt
Maddi’s Fridge follows Sofia and Maddi. Sofia promises Maddi she will not tell anyone when she finds out that Maddi’s fridge at home is empty. Sofia learns tough life lessons of poverty, honesty, empathy and trust.
I Am Enough
by Grace Byers
Kids will learn the importance of self confidence, empathy, respect and acceptance in this feel-good book.
Books for Ages 7-10
Me and My Feelings: A Kids Guide to Understanding And Expressing Themselves
by Vanessa Green Allen
This book centers around feelings and emotions. Kids will learn how to define what they are feeling and how to express those feelings in healthy, productive ways.