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4 Fun Books to Read as a Family

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Reading is an excellent activity that can be enjoyed together as a family. As reading promotes literacy and language development, reading together as a family can also encourage family bonding, listening skills, creativity, and more. Is your family is looking to grow your reading library? Here are 4 fun books that promote friendship, family, magic, and kindness.

Hello Goodbye Dog

Author: Maria Gianferrari

Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari

Zara’s dog, Moose, loves nothing more than to be with Zara. When Zara returns to school, Moose escapes the car to follow Zara. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at schools, but through a series of escapes, Moose finds his way back to Zara to be with her all day long. This story between a girl and her dog is sure to be a family favorite.

The Little Red Stroller

Author: Joshua Furst

The Little Red Stroller by Joshua Furst

When Luna is born, her mommy gave her a little red stroller. This stroller accompanies Luna and her mommy everywhere they go. When Luna outgrows the stroller, she passes it down to a toddler in town. The stroller continues to be passed from one child to the next. This joyful story will showcase the universality of family.

Your Name Is a Song

Author: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

A little girl is frustrated after her first day of school when all her classmates and teachers mispronounce her name. She tells her mom that she never wants to go back to school again. In response, her mom teaches her about the musicality of her name as they walk through the city. This book will remind you and your child of the beauty and magic behind names.

Kindness Make Us Strong

Author: Sophie Beer

Kindness is Strong by Sophie Beer

Kindness is a friendly hello and a roaring cheer from one another. This cheerful board book will be a favorite for you and your young child to enjoy together. It shows a wide variety of ways that children show kindness in all sorts of situations: on the playground, at school, and in their neighborhood. This story will show you and your family the great impact that kindness has on the community and friendships.


For more great family reading suggestions, check out:

Compassionate Reading List

5 Books to Support Acceptance and Belonging

5 Books to Inspire Your Child to Keep Being Curious


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