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Six for Sunday: Children’s books you’d love to read

#SixforSunday is a blog feature started by A Little but A Lot in 2017. It’s a weekly blog post where you get to share 6 books which fill a certain prompt. This month has been all about children’s books, which I should have been all over as my children love books. Honestly, I think they have more books than I do, and that’s saying a lot for a couple of kids who aren’t even old enough to read.

Since I’ve been such a slug about posting these this month, I’ve decided to use this post to promote something close to my heart. I’m talking about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

If you’ve never heard of this amazing program, here’s a description from their website:

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that gifts free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.

My babies have each received a book a month for the last two years, and it’s absolutely free. They get so excited when their books come in the mail. They already have a love of books and learning and they can’t even read yet. My oldest (age 3) is beginning to recognize some words, and it’s 100% because we spend so much time reading to her.

The books I’ll be writing about today are all part of this program, so get excited!

Coat of Many Colors

Dolly Parton’s song “Coat of Many Colors” is used in this illustrated children’s book. If you haven’t heard the song, it’s about a little girl who needs a winter coat so her poor mother sews her a coat out of rags. The girl hates the coat at first because her school friends make fun of it, but then she realizes that it was made with love “in every stitch.” It’s a cute story about love and family, and if you’ve been following my blog, you know I have a soft spot for books with playlists.

I Love My Mommy Because

The book starts off by showing a human mother and child, but as it continues, it shows the love of parents for their children in several species.

The Little Engine That Could

I’m cheating here because I’ve definitely read this book. It’s actually one of my daughter’s favorites, and it was the first book she received in the mail from this program. If you haven’t read this, you’re missing a classic.

Corduroy Takes a Bow

We just got this one in the mail recently, and I haven’t had time to read it to the babies yet. In this Corduroy adventure, everyone’s favorite stuffed bear gets to go to the theatre for the first time, and it is just as magical as it could be. The fact that it’s written by award-winning thespian, Viola Davis, probably helps.

There’s a Hole in the Log in the Bottom of the Lake

For the record, my oldest child is now sitting in my lap, scrolling through the Imagination Library’s instagram, and telling me which book to write about. This one is based on the classic children’s song that we sing on every road trip, so of course my child would pick it.

The Pudgy Book of Mother Goose

This is another choice read, as specified by the tot in my lap. I think the cover says it all.

What do you think of my list? Are there any children’s books on this list that you’d be excited about reading? Please, put your recommendations in the comments, or if you do your own #sixforsunday post comment with a link. I’d love to see what you have to say.


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