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Books To Read With Young Children In 2019

Nurturing a young reader brings plenty of lifelong rewards. In fact, studies have shown that reading for pleasure does make a difference to children’s academic performance. And it’s a great way for parents to bond with their little ones. Scroll through the gallery below for five engaging reads that are suitable for children of all ages. Happy reading!

Ricky, the Rock that Couldn’t Roll by Jay Miletsky, illustrated by Erin Wozniak

A spunky group of rocks and their ladybug friend get together to play and roll around their favourite hill – only to find out that one of their friends, Ricky, can’t roll with them because he’s flat on one side. Determined not to leave their friend behind, the motley crew set out to help Ricky in a grand showcase of the power of true friendship and triumph in the face of adversity.

Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris, illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe

Authored by American senator Kamala Harris, Superheroes Are Everywhere carries an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us – in the family, among friends, and even down the street. This title serves as a timely reminder that each one of us has the power to make the world a better place and become true superheroes.

My Heart by Corinna Luyken

“My heart is a window. My heart is a slide. My heart can be closed…or opened up wide.”

Through this exquisitely illustrated lyrical guidebook, author-illustrator Corinna Lukyn’s My Heart introduces young children to the abstract concepts of kindness and empathy.

I’ve Loved You Since Forever by Hoda Kotb, illustrated by Suzie Mason

Inspired by the adoption of her baby girl, Hayley Joy, Hoda Kotb’s I’ve Loved You Since Forever celebrates the timeless love felt between parent and child. A heart-warming read that is accompanied by beautiful illustrations, this book is one that will keep both parent and child coming back for more.

Dragon Night by J.R. Krause

The perfect bedtime read, Dragon Night by award-winning animator J.R. Krause (you may recognise his work on The Simpsons and Futurama) weaves the tale of a boy and his dragon as they embark on a magical nighttime adventure where they help others and ultimately face their fears.