It’s no secret that Adam and Dana Sue are passionate about fostering imagination in their five children. A key to encouraging their active imagination is developing a love for reading. Today, we’re sharing the Hinkle’s very favorite books for toddlers and young readers.
Ish by Peter Reynolds: Ramon is perfectionist and slowly learns that thinking ‘ish-ly- is far more wonderful than ‘getting it right.’
The Dotby Peter Reynolds: Follow along in Vashti’s classroom as she learns to draw and discovers her creative spirit.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballsby Judi Barrett: This original, bestselling tale of edible weather is brought to life in this timeless classic that your kids are sure to love.
Guess How Much I Love Youby Sam McBratney: This sweet story about a parent’s love for their child is a beloved childhood classic and a family household must-have.
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown: Learn all about the daily life on a farm in this rhythmic story with beautiful painted pictures.
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson: Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. This board book is perfect for your toddlers at bedtime.
A Treeful of Pigsby Arnold Lobel: This funny, engaging tale follows the struggle of a witty farmers who is too busy sleeping to help his wife.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovelby Virginia Lee Burton: This modern classic tells the story of how Mike and His Steam Shovel dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountains passes for trains and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers.
Curious George by H.A. Rey: Your kids will love the funny antics that this adorable little monkey, George, gets into.
The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Roomby Stan Berenstain: While the Hinkle’s love most of the The Berenstain Bears books, this particular one is their very favorite. It’s a great tactic for creatively teaching children how important keeping a tidy room is!
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