Most children treasure the time they spend with their parents reading books before going to sleep. Most children that grew up reading with their parents carry on the tradition and read to their children.
Parents that read with their children are setting a good example for their children and teaching them good habits. . It is a great way to learn lessons and spur creativity and imagination. Children that enjoy reading tend to have a natural curiosity about things and often excel in school. Kids do not get the same education watching TV or playing video games.
Popular Books From Days Gone By
Each decade creates great children’s book writers. There’s probably not a child of the ’60s and ’70s that didn’t read Doctor Suess books. Many of those books are still around today. Many families collected the entire library of Doctor Suess books and passed them down through the generations.
Children’s Book Writers Today
If you look at children’s book authors, it may seem like just about every celebrity is trying their hand at publishing a children’s book. Some of these authors may surprise you.
- Keith Richards
- Ricky Martin
- Jimmy Fallon
- Kobe Bryant
- Lil Nas
- Jim Carey
- Hilary Clinton
- Chelsea Clinton, and also the Clinton’s Cat
There is certainly no shortage of children’s books on the market and new authors popping up every day.
This is not to say that each of the books becomes a best seller. Many hit the bargain bins shortly after they are released.
Great Books For Kids Today
According to Scholastic.com, here are some good options available on store shelves now.
- One Little Bag This book was written by Henry Cole and follows the incredible story of an everyday brown bag.
- The Way to Rio Luna by Zoraida Córdova, this book is for more advanced readers. It chronicles the story of an 11-year-old who has been separated from his sister Pili and placed in a foster home and the magical book that takes him on an adventure.
- Another new writer on the children’s book scene is Tim Federle, who has written two children’s books to date. His first book was Better Nate than Never, and the sequel, Five, Six, Seven Nate!
Even if your child is too young to understand the story, there are endless picture books on the market that have interactive pages that enable the child to move an object, velcro an object, and other functional options that younger kids enjoy. After they get a bit older, parents can upgrade to simple stories that the children can enjoy.
It is never too early to get your child interested in reading.