Being a teacher, I love to read. I read my own books. I read to my students. And of course, I read to my daughter. Many of my gifts for her are new books. We also love to visit the library to read when we can make time. Here is a list of a few of my favorite “love” books for younger readers:
- You Are Special by Max Lucado - This book tells the story of a wimmick who can’t figure out why he is special. He soon learns he is special because of the one who made him. It is a great book to use to talk about judging people by their outside appearances. I love this book for young and old alike.
- Love You Forever by Robert Munich - Get your tissues ready mamas. This one touches a tender spot in many. We love this book, because it shows my daughter that no matter how big she gets, I will love her forever.
- Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney - I started reading this one to my daughter very early on. Now she evens asks, “Do you love me to the moon and back?” It is a sweet book to show a child just how much you care.
- The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn - This book is a great reminder for our little ones that we love them, even if we aren’t near. It is an excellent book for a little one dealing with separation anxiety. The pictures are very child friendly too!
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - Giving is a language of love. This book can help teach your child about sacrificial giving and the true meaning of love and friendship. This book is a classic, but it is definitely still relevant today.
No matter which book you choose, make sure you take the time to read it together!
Shelly Cain teaches in Alexander County. She is a wife to David and a mother to a spunky 3 year old girl. She loves to read, write, teach, and learn.