Kellee and Trent’s Favorite Picture Books: First Three Months


Favorite PBs 3 months

For as long as I have dreamt about being a mom, I’ve dreamt about reading to my child. Trent made that dream a reality. I so badly want him to love reading as much as I do, so I started exposing him to books at day 3 and have done my best to read him a book a day (or the equivalent to a book a day). Some books hold his attention more than others, but overall he enjoys looking at the books and hearing the stories.

Last Tuesday, Trent turned three months old! In his first three months of life, we have read 92 different picture books. In this amazing pile of books, there are so many that touched my heart, made me laugh, kept my son’s attention, and have become favorites. Today I wanted to share some of them with you. There are different books that are special for different reasons, so I have categorized our favorites below.

Favorite Bedtime Book

It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Eric Metaxas

Favorite Nonfiction

Best Friends: Owen & Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff


Favorite “I Love You” Book

Forever by Emma Dodd


Favorite “Be Yourself” Books

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andraea  & Rainbow Rob by Roger Priddy


Favorite “Live Life to its Fullest” Book

All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant


Book That Made Kellee Cry

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman


Favorite Penguin Book

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers


Favorite ABC Books

Chicago Cubs ABC by Brad Epstein & Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.


Favorite Counting Book

How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jan Yolen & Ten Apples on Top by Theo LeSieg (Dr. Seuss)


Favorite Interactive Books

Spot the Dot by David A. Carter &  Press Here by Herve Tullet


Favorite Repetitive Book

The Napping House by Don Wood

napping house

Favorite Poem Book

Little You by Richard Van Camp

Favorite Animal Book

Do Cows Meow? by Salina Yoon


Favorite Simple Rhyming Book

Llama Llama Zippity-Zoom by Anna Dewdney


Favorite Book About Dads

How to Cheer Up Dad by Fred Koehler


Dad’s Favorite Book 

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood


A Favorite Book That I Loved Watching My Sister Read (for the first time) to Trent


I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Favorite New-to-Kellee Author

Mem Fox


Favorite Rediscovered Author

Sandra Boynton

Favorite You Tube Read Along Videos

Are You My Mother?, Go, Dog Go!The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman


Other Titles That We Loved

Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell


Oh, the Thinks You Can Think by Dr. Seuss


Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb


Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak


Me Hungry! by Jeremy Tankard


What were your favorite picture books to read when you were a child? Your favorites to read to your children?

I cannot wait to see what the next three months hold in terms of even more wonderful picture books for me and Trent to explore and discover!


16 thoughts on “Kellee and Trent’s Favorite Picture Books: First Three Months”

    • I have read some, but the only ones I’ve read to Trent are Little Hoot, Little Pea, and Little Oink which were a bit didactical for me. I do love her Exclamation Mark and Duck Rabbit. Though there are so many I need to read! Thank you for recommending–I’ll have to get some from my library. Which are your favorites?

  1. Oh man Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Napping House, and the one about the mouse and the strawberry were absolute favourites of mine! And I just discovered Barnyard Dance which the one year old I nanny just can’t get enough of. It’s so catchy!


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