I love reading. I want my kids to love reading. I have wonderful memories of my Mom reading chapter books to me and my brother before bed when we younger and I am so excited to start this tradition with my girls in a few years.
Until then, we read the more appropriate children’s books before bed every night. I try to introduce them to the classics from my own childhood, but there are also a few new ones that we have discovered together and I have fallen in love with.
One of these is Betsy B. Little, by Anne Mcevoy.
I am a little embarrassed to admit that I actually teared up the first time I read this book. I LOVE the message behind this story. It encourages embracing differences and overcoming obtacles in a way that exceeds any and all expectations. And it is told in such a cute way. I highly recommend this to all parents, but especially those with young girls.
Another more recent find is The Monster Princess, by DJ MacHale.
This one also has a good message about accepting yourself as you are and finding the light you bring to the world because you are you. But, I mainly like this one because it’s a cute little story that combines two things my girls are obsessed with, princesses and monsters (don’t ask). This one will have to go back to the library soon, but I might have to add it to our permanent library because of how much fun we have reading it together.
I love that my kids give me an excuse to explore the children’s section in the library. It warms my heart.