Last month, I shared some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books in honor of his birthday and National Reading Month. I also wanted to highlight some of our other favorites that aren't necessarily written by Dr. Seuss, himself, but are still part of his legacy. The first collection is part of the I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books.
Mr. and Mrs. Bird decide to look for a new place to call home. They go from place to place, but nothing seems to work out for them. Where will they ultimately end up living? This one has a cute surprise ending!
This is about a fun-loving spotted creature who wants to join the other animals in the zoo. When kicked out, he is approached by two children who are curious as to what makes him so special, and why he thinks he belongs in a zoo. They'll soon find out!
This was a favorite of mine when I was a little girl, so I was happy to still see it around for my own child to read. The story follows a series of crazy chain reactions that happen all starting with a simple fly going by.
Another childhood favorite that makes me a little nostalgic. This story always reminds me of the old saying, "the grass isn't always greener on the other side." P.J. Funnybunny has grown tired of being a bunny and thinks he'll be happier as a different animal, so he ventures off to live with a variety of different creatures, trying to adapt to their way of life, with some difficulty along the way.
This is a such a cute story about a baby bird that hatches while his mother is out looking for food. He decides to journey out of the nest to look for her, but has no clue what she could possibly look like. Soon everything he comes across has him asking, "Are you my mother?"
Not only is this a classic, but a great book for very young children who are just learning to read. The text is simple and informative, so not only will they be brushing up on their reading skills, but other educational aspects like colors, sizes, etiquette, and directions, as well.
This next collection of books are a little different than the ones mentioned above. They are part of The Cat in the Hat Learning Library series. Each one is chock full of educational information. They also make excellent unit study tools for homeschooling.
For the little entomologists in your life! From fleas to ladybugs, this one contains a wealth of interesting information all about insects.
A great tool for children who want a quick lesson on our solar system. This book is updated with the newer system (with Pluto omitted). Kids will not only learn about the characteristics of each planet, but also the sun, moon, and several constellations.
This book provides a great introduction to tropical rain forests. Not only will children learn the many creatures that live in them, but also discover the importance of rain forests and how they can make a positive impact on our atmosphere and climate.
This one is really neat, because it not only goes into detail about the many different dog species out there and their unique characteristics, but it also touches up on how dogs can be helpful contributors to society in many different ways.
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