10 Awesome kids’ books and magazines

As the third installment in my The {Tiny} Ten series, here are 10 of my personal favourite books and magazines for kids, presented in no particular order.

The {Tiny} Ten: 10 Awesome kids’ books and magazines


1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
*People’s choice* Interactivity long before the iPad.

2. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, Sherri Duskey Rinker
Best for bedtime. And lovers of trucks.

3. In the Night Kitchen, Maurice Sendak
Another bedtime favourite. I like Where the Wild Things Are, but I really really like the airplane made of dough in this one. And the willy.

4. What Do People Do All Day?, Richard Scarry
This is an important question that I think everyone, even big people, would love properly answered. This book is FULL of things to point at and new words to learn. Tops for vocabulary building.

5. Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers
Adventure, friendship and a cute penguin – all the elements needed for a perfect story : )

6. Timbuktu Magazine
An iPad magazine for kids with amazing stories, illustrations and activities. I like it because it makes noise and when I touch it it does things.

7. Frederick, Leo Lionni
A story to inspire dreamers.

8. Hooray for Fish!, Lucy Cousins
Tops for lovers of bright colours. And fish. And learning opposites.

9. Anorak Magazine
Designed to make you happy.

10. The Eleventh Hour, Graeme Base
A real nail-biter.

Honourable mentions

H.O.U.S.E., Aleksandra Machowiak and Daniel Mizielinski
If Gaudi hasn’t already convinced me that I need to be an architect, this book will. I now know how to make sand houses, igloos and set up solar panels.

Everybody Poops, Taro Gomi
This is reassuring. And funny.

Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss
If you ever needed a lesson in persistance…

Diary of a Wombat, Jackie French
I was initially skeptical of the authenticity of a diary written by a wombat. And then someone asked me how I started writing this blog when I was seven months old. I just did, OK?

I will be posting the rest of The {Tiny} Ten over the next couple of weeks. Next up: top 10 children’s museums.

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