Librarians are some of the best people to ask for recommendations when it comes to books. They are vivid readers, but they also have the necessary skills and experience required for being able to recommend the best books for each person.
In this article, we will review some of the greatest books for children recommended by librarians for this year!
- Guess how much I love you (Sam McBratney) (from 0 to 4 years old)
How can a feeling like love be measured? The little hare will try to tell it to her mom, but will her arms be enough? An illustrated story, perfect for going to sleep.
- The very hungry caterpillar (Eric Carle) (from 0 to 4 years old)
This story tells the adventures of a very hungry little caterpillar and his steps during the week until becoming a beautiful butterfly. A good way to introduce kids to Storytime classics.
- Elmer (David McKee) (from 0 to 4 years old)
Elmer is a different elephant. He is one with a thousand-colors! And despite how impressive it seems, Elmer does not like being different that much. One day he escapes from the herd in order to look for a way to be grey, just like the rest of the elephants. A nice story that helps kids acquire the values of tolerance and respect.
- Frog and Toad (Arnold Lobel) (from 4 to 6 years old)
Frog and Toad are best friends. They walk together, they take care of the garden, they share cookies, and live exciting adventures. A nice story for initiating kids to reading.
- I will kill monsters for you (Santi Balmes) (from 5 years old)
Martina is afraid at night because she thinks that under her room’s floor there are monsters who walk upside down. A nice story for the kids to learn how to fight their fears.
- Prince Cinders (Babette Cole) (from 6 years old)
A new version of the traditional story written by Charles Perrault, that this time will get the attention of the kids because of the inversion of gender stereotypes. A prince who cleans? Another similar option is the story Cinderello by Yanitzia Canetti.
- Where the wild things are (Maurice Sendak) (from 6 years old)
Max is a playful boy whose biggest fantasy is to be a terrifying monster. One night, he ends up punished in his bedroom, where, all of a sudden, he is transformed and appears in a jungle.
- The little prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) (from 10 years old)
A classic that is a must for every children’s book library. Everything begins when a pilot, lost in the Sahara, finds a little prince from another planet. The rest of this fantastic story is worth reading.
Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.