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Reading List: Top 8 Children’s Books for 2020

December 16, 2020

Typically, I share books that are geared toward’s women but today I am sharing a reading list of my favorite children’s books! Many of these books I’ve read to my kids as well as children I’ve taught in a classroom setting. I’ve compiled a reading list including some of the books that I enjoyed as a kid. Building literacy is a worthwhile investment that fuels a lifetime of learning! 

Family Favorites

The Biggest Story ABC 

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Learn your ABC’s through the storyline of the Bible. We received this as a gift and it quickly became a favorite in our home!

The Storm That Stopped 

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This story is a personal favorite of mine to read for small group story time. This could be use at home and in a Sunday school setting because it an accurate retelling of Jesus walking on the water.

Jesus Story Book Bible 

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This is my favorite children’s Bible! It is a good combination of simple language without compromising truth. Great to read through with the whole family! Perfect for all ages.

Where’s Spot

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A classic story that makes it easy for a child to read along with you. Simple and interactive that will have little ones picking it up over and over again.

Bedtime Favorites

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?

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A great rhyming bedtime story! I heard about this book through a quick conversation with a fellow grocery shopper.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site 

Boys that love trucks might have fun with this one. Plus they will learn the different types of construction trucks at the same time!

Classroom Favorites

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A classic story that is a mix of fun, silly, and a little bit educational. A childhood favorite of mine!

My First Farm: Let’s get working!

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This is a great small group story for toddlers. Girls and boys alike have fun pointing out farm animals and making their sounds.

Library StoryTime was one of our favorite pre-pandemic activities to go to. Reading is a regular past time and learning activity for us but the group aspect makes story time even more fun. Due to the pandemic, some students are missing out on extracurricular activities or going without helpful tutoring. Fortunately, there are virtual options are available!

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Mini Mighty Reading Club is a new program designed to help students (ages 5-9, including beginner readers) in the US and Canada improve their reading and boost their confidence. If you are interested in joining use my code SHAMEKAT and save $10 today! The last day to enroll for the Winter Program is Sunday December 20, 2020. Visit for more information.

Want to try before you buy?

THIS WEEK, The Mini Mighty Reading Club is hosting a Gingerbread Read-aloud Party on December 17 (Thursday), 2020 at 7 p.m. (Eastern Time). Act Fast! Get comfy in your best jammies and join us for this FREE interactive family-friendly event. They will be reading The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth and doing a few fun activities. The event will last about 30 minutes and it will be hosted on Zoom. You will not need to have your camera on to participate, but it is encouraged as the event will be interactive. You can RSVP HERE

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