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Five fun children's books for $5 or less


We all know establishing early reading habits is essential to setting kids up for success in pre-k and beyond, but encouraging healthy habits can oftentimes feel daunting. Especially at the end of a long work day, when the only thing standing between you and that glass of pinot noir is a bedtime story.

Luckily for you, kiddos tend to have an innate obsession with reading... all you have to do is provide the right reading material and practice your mooing voice.

Here are a few of our favorite fun and quick reads to get your library started... all for $5 or less.

Favorite Underdog Story: Giraffes Can't Dance, Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees

$4 on Amazon by Cartwheel Books

Gerald the wobbly giraffe feels left out and lonely after his junglemates bully him at the big dance. Sad and on the brink of giving up, Gerald meets a wise cricket, who helps him see the beauty — and the song — within.

Best for Teaching Kindness: Are You My Mother?, P.D. Eastman

$5 on Amazon by Random House Books for Young Readers

This heartwarming tale follows the trek of a newly hatched baby bird as he searches for his mother. Sweet and funny, the adorable twist at the end teaches us the value in community and in helping our fellow friends in need.

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Best for Inspiring the Imagination: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, Dr. Seuss

$5 on Amazon by Random House Books for Young Readers

One of my favorite books to read aloud, Seuss's rhythmic poetry reminds us that imagination is limitless.

Favorite Read for Baby: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb, Dr. Seuss

$4.99 on Amazon by Random House Books for Young Readers

Another Seuss classic, this board book is sturdy enough to hold up to teething babies and is a really fun read. The dum-ditty, dum-ditty, dum-dum-dum of Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb will have you reaching for this book time and time again.

Best for Silly Noises: Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?, Dr. Seuss

$3.49 on Amazon by Random House Books for Young Readers

Let your inner goofball loose as you moooooo and buzzz and cock-a-doodle-doo your way through the animal kingdom in quick and easy read.

What are your favorite books? Message me on insta @mamakateknowsbest with your picks for your chance to be featured in a future "reader's choice" post!

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