My Top Five Favorite Children's Books!

So it is no secret that I absolutely love books! Reading is really special to me and it's something that I hope my children love as well. I have tried to implement reading before bedtime every night (although let's be real, some nights are not as smooth as others!) I can tell it's something that my daughter really enjoys and I am happy to enjoy it with her. Anyway, today I thought I would share with you all some of my current favorites (and hers as well). I would be lying if I said I wasn't a sucker for good illustration and as you can see all of these just have the sweetest illustrations but they are also fun and whimsical and that's why we love them! 

The Adventures of Miss Petitfour is my number one favorite as of right now. I found this book in a little children's shop downtown and I had to pick it up! It's a longer book as it's over 100 pages but it's actually broken down into five short stories about Miss Petitfour and her daily adventures. I have been reading a few pages to Ezrah every night and it has been a lot of fun. And I just have to share with you some of the description on the inside cover because it's what got me hooked. 

"Miss Petitfour is an expert at baking and eating little cakes, She also has the most marvelous everyday adventures. Her favorite mode of travel is by tablecloth, and on windy days she always takes her sixteen cats out of an airing." 

Doesn't that sound so magical? It really does live up to the expectation and I highly recommend it for you and your little one, or just for you! 
If you know me at all you will know that Just Being Audrey made the list for obvious reasons. This book tells the story of Audrey Hepburn's life and how she got into acting. The illustrations are so beautiful and it's just a really fun read.  Maybe one day Ezrah and her sister will be into watching Audrey movies all day with me!  I'm looking forward to that! 

Miss Lina's Ballerinas is about eight ballerinas in four rows of two and they are one perfect act, until Regina shows up and everything gets confusing as they have to now dance in three rows of three. This is such a great book about friendship and learning to work together.  Also, if you need a good rhyme fix then this is also for you! I always get caught up in the rhythm when I read this to my daughter, it's so fun! 
A little while ago I discovered this little company called Babylit and I just fell in love.  I think as of now we have seven or eight of their books but Pride & Prejudice happens to be mine and my daughters favorite.  The whole idea behind this company is they take classic literature and turn them into books for children, for example Pride and Prejudice is a counting primer.  Out of all of Ezrah's books we read this one the most and can say that it has helped her learn numbers (from one to ten at least).  Other books focus on things like emotions, colors, flowers, etc. and they all stay true to the characters and story lines of the originals.  I just think it is such a cute and genius idea and I highly recommend any of them. 

Last on the list, but certainly not least is Julia, Child. This one, like Just Being Audrey, has a children's biography concept but with a little twist.  This is about Julia Child as a child and her friend, Simca (Simca Beck was also a french cookbook author whom Julia worked closely with during her career) The story shares their cooking journey as children and one day they serve their food to adults who take all the fun out of food.  They then go find the perfect ingredients and make a meal that will make all the grown-ups child-like again.  This is the sweetest book about friendship and imagination. 

and you can never have too much of either, or butter! 

I hope you all have an amazing weekend! 

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