We LOVE books!
And the best part is that everyday we’re reminded just how good they are for our kids.
Study after study has shown that by introducing kids to reading at an early age, it will help them achieve success later in life, as well as mold them into lifelong readers.
So be it for the littlest reader in your life, or the somewhat older one; for a stocking stuffer, a last minute gift, or even an upcoming birthday, check out some of these great reads we’ve fallen in love with, and hope you will too!
By the way, some these books come from local Long Island authors…how cool is that?!!!
BOOKS WE LOVE:
- Twas the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street, by Lillian Jaine
- Cookie Meets Peanut, by Bethenny Frankel
- Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School!, by Ylleya Fields
- Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae
- Waking Up is Hard To Do, by Neil Sedaka (Book/CD)
- Dinosaur Pet, by Neil Sedaka (Book/CD)
- Hickory Dickory, by AJ Smith & Walter Tyler
- Hickory Dickory: Eggs Everywhere, by AJ Smith & Walter Tyler
- Hickory Dickory: The Fox Race, by AJ Smith & Walter Tyler
- Surf Sharks: The First Ride, by Shelly & Chance Wolf
- The Underpants Zoo, by Brian Sendelbach
- Too Many Toys, by David Shannon
- Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
FOR THE PRINCESS IN YOUR LIFE:
- Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired By Anna and Elsa, by Theodora Mjoll Jack
- Disney Princess Hairstyles: 40 Amazing Princess Hairstyles With Step by Step images, by EddaUSA
- Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook, by Deborah Harroun
BY LONG ISLAND AUTHORS:
- Burnt Eggs and Scrambled Toast, by Jack Batcher
- Are there Monsters in My Closet?, by Jack Batcher
- Nutley the Nut-Free Squirrel, by Stephanie Sorkin
- Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces, by Stephanie Sorkin
- Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood, by Valerie Pfundstein
- Pink is Just A Color and So is Blue, by Niki Bhatia
(*In full disclosure, The Long Island Mamas were sent some of these books to review, BUT the decision to add them to our THINGS WE LOVE list, was our choice, and our choice alone.)
(**PLUS, since we have extra copies of most of them, be sure to sign up for our newsletter for your chance to win them.)