Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Love to Read to Our Sons


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Books We Love to Read to Our Sons

In honor of Mother’s Day!


These are the books my son picks over and over, and I love to read them! I could make a list of a thousand books, but these, in particular, are favorites for specific reasons.

1. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Have I mentioned that I threw my son a Goodnight Moon party for his first birthday?

2. Bear Snores On by Clement Hurd

I think this may be my favorite children’s book. I love the way it flows when I read it. My husband and I both have it memorized, and we have recited it in the car when my son isn’t feeling well.

3. Journey by Aaron Becker

I like to change the story a little bit every time I read this book. Wordless books are awesome.

4. Press Here by Hervé Tullet

My oldest has a lot of energy, and this gets him moving! We also own the Press Here board game, which is incredibly fun to play together.

5. I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Musch

I know some people find this book to be creepy, but I love it. I love to rock my boys as I read it to them.


1. The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR by Don and Audrey Wood

This was my brother’s favorite book, my husband’s favorite book, and is my mom’s favorite book to read aloud, and Trent loves it being read to him. How could I not love spreading the Big Hungry Bear read aloud love?!

2. Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter

I love Press Here, but Larry in Don’t Push The Button! is so easy to love!

3. Race Car Count by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

I love the rhyming in this book, and it can be used to talk about colors or numbers–perfect!

4. Pigeon books by Mo Willems

I do one voice, and it works perfectly for the whiny  Pigeon in Willems’s books.

5. Books that have songs that go with them mostly by Raffi and Sandra Boynton

I love singing books to Trent, and Boynton and Raffi have the best, in our opinion.

Which books do you love to read to kids?

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