My children LOVE books! It’s been a fun year, with Kallista starting to sound out words and reading simple books, and Tristan’s reading confidence has grown. Our shelf space just isn’t big enough (thank goodness for Kindle books!), but there are some fantastic books that we return to again and again.
Many of these books have been great for expanding the children’s imaginations, have a life lesson included, or have inspired us to expand upon the book in other areas. Our list isn’t in any particular order as it would be impossible to and unfair to do that. Each book is fantastic in its own right.
Here is our Top 10 Children’s Books of 2014
Chandra’s Magic Light by Theresa Heine and Judith Gueyfier is a colourful book that takes place in Nepal. We were so inspired by this story that we made our own solar tuki/lantern, as well as creating a spice booklet to discover some of the spices you may find at a market. Read our review here.
Frostbite by Julia Dweck is her newest book, and is a spin on the classic “Frosty The Snowman”.
Harry And The Hot Lava is a fun early reader about a boy (and father) with wild imaginations. After reading this book we did our own kitchen science volcano, and had a chocolate lava cake in a mug. Read our review here.
Bosley Discovers The Waterfall is a cute dual-language book by Tim Johnson and is the newest in his Bosley Bear series.
If You’re Not From The Prairie is one of my favourite books! David Bouchard was a teacher at the same school I went to a long time ago… This book, along with the illustrations by Henry Ripplinger evokes the feel of the prairies on every page. Read our review here.
And if those books weren’t enough for you, have a look through 25+ books that have all inspired us to do additional activities. Or have a look through our books and book activities page where they’re ALL rounded up together.
What are your favourite children’s books from the past year? I’d like to discover more great books with the family.