I’m not much of a reader. But recently, I have come to love a good book. A short one, of course.
Guess it all stems from when my husband and I were able to read books together in the evening. You may be thinking “oh, that’s so cute, you read together” or “that’s weird, why would anyone do that?”. But it was really a sweet time. He read me the whole Harry Potter series which I had never read in its entirety. And I have to say it’s rather good. I won’t spoil it here for any of you who haven’t read them.
Ever since then, I’ve been on a reading kick. A small one. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite books along with our favorite kids books that we have so far.
Treasuring Christ by Gloria Furman is a great book for mothers. I received this as a gift and really enjoyed reading it. Forman discusses doing life everyday as a mother but Treasuring Christ in all those moments even when mothers feel like those moments are mundane, tedious or tiresome. She reveals that Christ is with you always to uphold you and is ever so gracious, steadfast and loving.
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines is a wonderful book for anyone who reads it. I have personally loved watching their show, Fixer Upper! They’re such a unique couple who God has blessed! The book is a biography of their life in how they met and how their life unfolded to what it is today. Both Chip and Joanna give great encouragement throughout their book to their readers encouraging them that they can achieve whatever they put their minds to with hard work. They give life lessons and always give credit to the Lord for everything He has done for them.
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle is a good book, especially for boys. Our son LOVES this book. It focuses on the importance of friendship. A little blue truck is friends with all the animals and when a bigger truck comes through, he blows everyone off to later realize friendship is important, especially in dirty situations.
Just Because You’re Mine by Sally Lloyd-Jones is such a sweet book! It talks about how the baby squirrel is loved not for his attributes but because simply because he belongs to his father.
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney is another precious book. It talks about how much love the Father Nutbrown Hare has for Little Nutbrown Hare. It’s not merely how high either can jump but how love knows no bounds.
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman is a great book for children! Our son loves it mainly because there is a car, boat, and plane in the book. In this book, the baby bird is on a mission to find his mother. After a long journey of asking everyone he comes across, he finally finds his mother.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess is a children’s classic. Our son also loves this book because there is a car, boat and train! It shows the importance of trying new things.
So, that’s our very short list of our favorite mom and kid books. If you decide to pick up a book, I hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did!