Our Favourite Children’s Books Ages 3-5 & a Summer Kobo Mini Giveaway!

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I have always loved reading and am so proud we have instilled the same love of books in our son at an early age. We read books every night as part of our routine – he picks the books and settles in for story time with Daddy and couldn’t be happier. Check out our favourite books for age 3-5 and then enter the Write Mama’s amazing Kobo Mini giveaway!

1. The New Adventures of Curious George – that little monkey is always very curious. This collection has 8 favourite titles including Curious George Makes Pancakes and Curious George Goes to a Movie. We like the index which shows a picture with each title so my son can point to the story he wants to read.

Munschworks 1, 2, 3 and 4 by Robert Munsch – my husband read these books growing up and bought my son the whole collection before he was even born. Our 4 year old loves these stories which are full of fun and drama with great illustrations.

3. Alphabet Mystery, Alphabet Adventure and Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood – This is a great set of books for preschoolers and up;  we love it because our son is learning about the alphabet and he loves it just because it is awesome. We ordered these through Scholastic.

vancouver mom blogger4. Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee – this is a collection of poems for children. We fell in love with the Alligator Pie poem when we first heard it on the Treehouse program 4 Square. We received the book as a gift and I was surprised how much my preschooler enjoys hearing these poems with a distinct Canadian flavour.

5. Linger by Marny Duncan Cary – my husband ordered this book by Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Marny Duncan-Cary based on her song Linger. The book captures a mother’s feelings of loss and pride on the first day of school. I’d like to linger a little longer too before we have to start Kindergarten…

vancouver mom blogger6. Can You Find Boo? At the theatre by Rebecca Elgar – my son never gets tired of this book at 5 years old although we received it as a gift when he was a toddler. It’s peekaboo design keeps it fun every time and I love the early introduction to the arts!

7. Bob’s Big Story Collection – if your child is a Bob the Builder fanatic, you will want to purchase this 10 story collection of Bob’s adventures. The stories are all about helping and working together as a team.

8. Clifford the Big Red Dog Book Set – after my son discovered Clifford the Big Red Dog on television, I ordered the paperback book series from Scholastic. I like them because there is a book to match various occasions – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, the seasons, a birthday party, a loose tooth etc. These books are quick fun reads and Clifford and Emily Elizabeth have a lot of fun on their adventures!

vancouver mom blog9. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess – one of my childhood favourites…It must be the rhymes that are so catchy; we read this one over and over (and over and over) again. We have two of the award winning Dr. Suess board games “I Can Do That” and “Super Stretchy ABC” and they are excellent.

10. Lego City by various – if your preschooler loves Lego, they are going to love the Lego City books.  I won’t pick out any particular titles since there are no classics among them but our son thinks these books rock. They are quick fun reads for the kids and affordable for mom and dad.

Summer Kobo Mini Giveaway

Kids and reading go together like peanut butter and jam and reading and Kobo! I know I’ll be getting a Kobo for my little reader at some point. Imagine not having to tote all those books from place to place on your vacation! And downloading new books from the Kobo store when you need a distraction for your kids? Brilliant!

I am excited to give away not 1, not 2 … but 5 Kobo Minis in this amazing summer giveaway! There will be five winners and lots of ways to enter in the Rafflecopter below. Thank you to the lovely Top 30 Vancouver Mom bloggers from 2012 and 2013 who are helping me spread the word about this awesome giveaway through Facebook and Twitter! The contest will begin at 12 am July 12, 2013 and run for one week. Open to Canada and the US.

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139 thoughts on “Our Favourite Children’s Books Ages 3-5 & a Summer Kobo Mini Giveaway!

  1. Fabulous Giveaway Lori~ Thanks for hosting it. Sofia Marie would just LOVE this. Makes reading books on our travels way easier. Less ripped pages 😉


  2. Some favourite authors in my house are Dr. Suess, Robert Munsch and Mercer Mayer. My 3 yr old loves Are you my Mother by P.D. Eastman. My 5 year-old reads her children’s Bible most often.

  3. Great giveaway idea! My boys love all books! They love Preschool to the Rescue, anything Lego and are just getting started on the magic Treehouse books.

  4. MY favourite books were the ones by Robert Munsch (LOVE “I have to go”)

    Right now my daughter and I are obsessed with the Fancy Nancy books. They have good lessons and some new vocabulary words too 😉

  5. We love, love , love reading together, especially when it comes to Dr. Seuss and Clifford – books I enjoyed in my (long-ago, ahem) childhood 🙂

  6. My DD (4) is absolutely head over heels right now with Kevin Henkes mouse books (Lilly and the Purple Plastic purse, Lilly’s big Day, Owen, Chester’s Way, and Chrysanthemum. But I did NOT like Julius King of the World) and the Monkey books by Eileen Christelow.
    When she was 2 she loved the Duck and Bobo books by Jez Alborough (especially Fix-It Duck). We have also enjoyed Daniel Kirk’s Library Mouse, Sandra Boynton books, some of Mo Willems (loved Leonardo the Terrible Monster, thus named b/c he isn’t good at being a monster…helped get over some of those ‘monster’ fears when she was 3). OK, I better stop now, we read a lot!

  7. Anything Munsch was always a favorite. My daughter at almost 7 is now reading chapter books on her own, and loves the Magic Treehouse series. I remember Alligator Pie from when I was a kid!

  8. My little guys are in love with Toad On the Road and Toad Eats Out right now! Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

  9. Looks like we have the same home library as you! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! The Gunni Wolf is our favourite story. Hard to come by, but brings on some serious nostalgia for both husband and I as we both enjoyed it in our early years.

  10. I love reading Robert Munsch to my daughter as I grew up with a tape of him reading his classics and it helps my reading style – we also just signed out a great read from the library it was Dr Seuss’ My Many Colored Day’ – great for learning about colrs and as we get older feelings;)

  11. I enjoy most of Dr Suess, one fish two fish is a favourite and the places you will go. I loved Llama Llama red pajama.

  12. We love Dr. Seuss books and also Goodnight Moon, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, and anything with animals/marine life.

  13. little red riding hood. I always read different ones, waiting patiently to see the ending and what happened to the grandmother in each one.

  14. My boys love Dr Seuss books! My oldest loves Go Dogs Go(PD Eastman) and my youngest loves Green Eggs and Ham! Great giveaway!

  15. We love the booky series by Bernice Therman Hunter. They take place in the area I grew up in. My Daughter is now 11 and she is in bed by 8:00 on school nights and can read till 9:00 which has turned her into a book worm.

  16. What a great giveaway Lori! I am so happy that both my girls seem to have inherited my love of books. It’s hard to pick a favourite but both of them are quite in love with Fancy Nancy right now. And my oldest loves books of facts that allow her to tell everyone amazing things they didn’t know.

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