Today I’m sharing with you three of our family’s favorite pictures books. We have read these books countless times, and my kids continue to request them. I also love them because all five of my of the kids (ages 2-9) find them engaging. Have you read them, too?
I think the reason that the kiddos like them so much is that in each story, the characters experience a lot of adventure.
Roxaboxen is a true story by Alice McLerran about a community of neighborhood children who develop their own pretend society complete with houses, stores, roads, jails, and a currency system. It reminds me of playing in tree houses, hay houses, and in the barn with my brothers. So much imagination used in pretend play!
The Story About Ping by Majorie Flack is a classic about a mischievous and spirited little duck who lives in China. The kids think his misadventures are very funny. There are also some good lessons about the value of obedience in this book.
Andrew Henry’s Meadow by Doris Burn is a delightful story about Andrew Henry, the middle child in a family of five children. Frustrated that his family doesn’t appreciate his inventions, he takes things into his own hands and builds a new village with his neighborhood friends. (I’m especially partial to this one because we have five children in our family, with a boy smack dab in the middle, too.Being the middle child is no joke.)
What are some of your family’s favorite picture books? Please share! We are always looking for some new favorites!
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The Christy Miller Series