Trent and Kellee’s Favorite Picture Books: Three to Six Months



I am so proud to say that Trent already loves books! He grabs them from me, holds them, stares at them as we read, points at them, and overall enjoys our reading time. It is so special to me!

Through these three months, Trent and I have continued our picture #bookaday. So far we have read 182 titles (91 in the first 3 months then 91 these last three months)!!! Three months ago, I shared our favorites from those months, and today I am so happy to share our top fifteen favorites from these last three months with you.

Favorite Elephant & Piggie
We read a ton of Mo Willems books! I am such a fan! Though I love Pigeon, Cat the Cat, and Knuffle Bunny, E&P are still my favorite.

Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems


Favorite Oliver Jeffers Books
We went on an Oliver Jeffers readathon, and these are our favorites that we read during these months (Lost and Found is probably still my favorite.) He is such a superb author!

Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy

stuck incredible

Favorite Dan Santat Illustrated Book
We also read a bunch of books that were illustrated by Dan Santat. He is so talented!

Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds


Favorite Bedtime Story
This book is beautiful! Lyrical and great artwork.

A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na


Funniest Book
Laugh out loud funny.

Naked by Michael Ian Black


Favorite “Full of Truth” Book
Giving Tree-esque, but without as much of the selfishness controversy aspect.

Stick Kid by Peter Holwitz


Favorite Repetitive Book
These will be so much fun to read aloud with Trent when he gets older!

Oh No! by Candace Fleming

oh no

Honorary: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
(I cannot get the song out of my head!)


Favorite Nonfiction Animal Book
Great photographs of these animals, and I liked that some lesser known animals were featured (Oh No! has some unique animals as well).

Baby Animals at Night by Kingfisher


Favorite Theme
Some things are more important than finishing first.

Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli


Favorite “I Love You” Book
So sweet!

Two Hands To Love You by Diane Adams

two hands

Favorite Cause-and-Effect Book
Laura Joffe Numeroff’s books are so quirky and funny!

If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff


A Kids’ Dream Come True Book
Well, an anyone dream come true book actually.

Yes Day! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


Favorite Art (& Color) Book
So happy that I got to read these to Trent at the Hunter Museum of Art. I love that these books teach color through pieces of art.

My First Palette: Six Little Books by The Metropolitan Museum of Art


There are some amazing picture books out there for children, and I am always learning about more that I want to read with Trent! What books should I make sure to read with him? I cannot wait to see what the next three months hold?!


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!