I am always scouring the library catalogs and shelves for new-to-us books. I also get quite a thrill when I am able to introduce a fellow parent to an awesome and favorite children’s book they have yet to discover.
These books are ones that we have particularly enjoyed but seem to be less well known than a lot of books.
Here are 5 New Kid favorites (age 2.5) and 5 books Kiddo loves (age 6) that you may not have heard of. Or maybe they are more popular than I know? You tell me! And what is your favorite little-known book?
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10 Less-Well Known Children’s Books
Dimity Duck, One of New Kid’s favorites that I don’t mind reading 1000 times in a row.
Boo and Baa I can’t contain my love for these cheeky Swedish sheep, the books will be hard to find but sooooo worth it.
Five Trucks Do you like trucks? We like trucks.
Cowboy Small. Super retro Lois Lenski book is not small on charm.
Princess Aasta Scandinavian princesses know playing with bears is way better than looking out for a prince.
Melvin Beederman Superhero It’s so annoying when you can’t turn off your x-ray vision. Who wants to see everyone’s underwear all the time?
Stuart’s Cape “Adventures only happen to people with capes!”
E is for Elisa No super powers, but lots of super-important ordinary adventures.
Zapato Power Are you sensing a super hero theme?
The Reluctant Dragon. Don’t forget the classics.
What children’s books do your kids love but remain hidden from the rest of the world?