The love of reading is a hobby that, as parents, we want to encourage in our children. From a young age, we must promote this habit, that’s why we have these 10 book recommendations for children.
In addition to developing language skills, reading stimulates the imagination since, through its pages, a book can transport them to other worlds.
The Ministry of Public Education (SEP) recommends that parents allocate a moment of the day to read to make it a habit and respect children’s tastes when they choose a book; in this way, they will see reading as a pleasurable activity.
Donde viven los monstruos (Where the Wild Things Are) by Maurice Sendak
This book recommendation tells the story of Max, a rebellious boy who wants to be a monster that terrifies anyone. After playing pranks at home, one night, his mother punishes him by going to his room, which suddenly turns into a jungle. This book is a classic for children; its illustrations will make reading more enjoyable. Editorial Kalandraka.
¿Puedo contarte un secreto? (Can I tell you a secret?) by Anna Kang
Monty is a frog who has a secret. Throughout the pages, kids will discover it. The illustrations will catch your children in this story that leaves the importance of facing fears as a moral. Book recommendation: Editorial Uranito.
El Gran Libro de… El Pollo Pepe (Charlie Chick), by Nick Denchfield
Book recommendation: It is a reading that your little ones under five will enjoy. The pop-ups facilitate the interaction between the book and the children. Charlie Chick has several books that narrate different situations: the first day of school, growing up, vacation, and learning to count. In addition, it includes activities such as mazes and word searches. Editorial SM.
De grande quiero ser… feliz (When I grow up I want to be, happy), by Anna Morató García
Throughout six stories, this book teaches about emotions and how to manage them to be happy. It also addresses self-esteem, the importance of words, and self-confidence. It’s a great read to talk to our kids about happiness and how to get it. Editorial Beascoa.
El gran libro de las emociones (The great book of emotions), by María Menéndez-Ponte
Expressing what we feel is not always easy, so this book will take your children by the hand so that they know what they feel and what their emotions are called. In the 30 stories that make up this reading, your children will learn the importance of understanding themselves and expressing what they feel. Editorial Juventud.
¿Quieres ser mi amigo? Will You Be My Friend? by Molly Potter
Friendship is an essential part of our lives. Learning to make friends teaches our children social skills such as empathy, sharing, negotiating, empathizing, etc. This book also offers a guide for parents to interact with their little ones and learn about friends. Editorial Picarona Obelisco.
El soñador (The Dreamer), by Pablo de Bella
A little jaguar immerses us in his dreams, where he travels to unknown areas and lives adventures. Whether it goes through labyrinths or through places that only our imagination we can see, with this book, your children will awaken their creativity and enjoy the journeys of this peculiar feline. Editorial Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Esto es mío (This is mine!), by Elisenda Roca
Alejo is a boy who doesn’t like to lend his things, not even to his little brother. He was not always like that; before, he was very generous. However, something made him stingy and selfish. In the pages of this book, your little ones will learn the importance of sharing. Bamboo Publisher.
Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate (Charlie and the chocolate factory), by Roald Dahl
Although this story has already been made into a movie, it is worth giving it a read so that our children know the story of Charlie, a boy who lives in conditions of extreme poverty and wins the golden ticket to visit the chocolate factory where he will live many adventures. Editorial Alfaguara Infantil.
Todo lo que sé cuando me enfado (All I know about the anger), by Jaume Copons
Anger is one of the most challenging emotions for us to deal with. With the story of a girl who constantly gets angry, this book addresses what anger is, why we feel it, and how we express it. The fun illustrations will captivate your little ones, and they will enjoy reading them. Editorial Combel.
We hope this list is helpful to you. Which one caught your attention?
Translated by: Ligia M. Oliver Mnarique de Lara