Reading is an essential part of a child’s development, but a parent doesn’t need to wait until the child can read to introduce them to books. Reading to a child from the time they are a baby helps them to know the meaning of words, adds to their understanding of the world, and opens up their imaginations. Sharing stories can be a lot of fun for families, leaving both adults and children with special memories that last forever.
The most effective way of making books a part of your child’s life is to read aloud to them every day when they are very young. A young person’s language skills and literacy are enhanced by their exposure to stories. It fills them with curiosity and will encourage them to start speaking as they imitate the words.
Routine is, of course, a tried and true method of reading books to your children. Every toddler looks forward to hearing a story when they’re tucked up in bed for the night, and few things relax a child for sleep as much as following the adventures of their favourite characters.
Our Top Picks Children Books
- Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16)
- I Love You to the Moon and Back
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians
- Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection
- Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book
Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16)
See the Wimpy Kid World in a whole new way with the help of Greg Heffley’s best friend in the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories!
I Love You to the Moon and Back
A sweet, gentle rhyme, perfect for sharing with a special little one that also includes a “To” and “From” personalization page in the front of the book, making this heartwarming book an ideal gift
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy’s thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.
Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection
A beautiful boxed set containing all seven Harry Potter novels in paperback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers.
Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book
Where is Waldo off to now? Into a world of dreams and fantasies, of swarming scenes that could be invented only by the inspired mind of Martin Handford.
There’s No Place Like Space
Au revoir, Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It’s a reading adventure that’s out of this world!
My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things
Learn what happens when you skin your knee and find out what makes someone a cousin instead of a sister. Meet vegetarian dinosaurs, fluffy pets, and big blue whales. Explore the past with cavemen, Vikings, and pharaohs. Follow the life of a plant, from seed to flower, and discover what makes up a cloud. Play “I Spy” games to help with letter recognition or flip through the reference section that has important information about letters, shapes, colors, numbers, and more. Study the “Look At This!” pages to see something amazing in even better detail and pore over all the fun facts.
Best Selling Children’s Books Canada
Wrap it up
Choosing a diverse range of children’s stories will not only fascinate your child, but also reveal different races, cultures, and countries, preparing them for their future in a diverse world. For further information on the wide range of entertaining and informative children’s books available, visit Shopbot.