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Children’s Books Bear & I Love

We recently have been really into the book Vegetabibbles by Kathryn Warren. It’s about all kinds of vegetables and being healthy. The illustrations are fun. It’s so cute!!

Here are some other books we’ve enjoyed reading over the past few years:

I am a Bunny by Ole Risom , I love the pictures- it’s so sweet!

I am a Bunny

Babies On The Go by Linda Ashman , about all the amazing ways animal parents carry their little ones.

Babies On The Go

I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss is fun and silly. The images are also really nice!

I Can Fly

Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is soothing and cute, perfect right before bed.

Goodnight Moon, BrownWhat Is A Vegetarian? by Debra Stewart is sweet and simple (no intense explanations or mature concepts.) It also has great illustrations.

What Is A Vegetarian

Hug by Jed Alborough is sweet! The story changes each time as there are so few words.

Hug, Alborough

Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson is a great story on many levels! A cute tale about a bear finding his way home with the help of his animal friends. On another level its about listening to your heart, trusting yourself, and finding your home within.

Baby Bear

Our Farm by the Animals of Farm Sanctuary , the pictures are lovely!Our Farm, Farm Sanctuaty

Catching Falling Cradles by Dara Lovitz is a warmer version of classical nursery rhymes.

Catching Falling Cradles

Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown , Bear really likes this one!! Great images and cute story.

Little Fur Family

Bunny’s Garden by Apple Park is a cute story about gardening with friends!

Bunny's Garden

 Forest Child by Marni McGee has really nice images and nice story. There is one part where an animal gets stuck in a trap and the little boy sweetly takes him out… but I just say the bunny needs help and the little boy helped him, without saying what really happened (I think he’s too young for that sadness.)

Forest Child
 Bee & Me by Elle J. Mcguinness is very sweet.
Bee & Me
 Stone Soup by Jon J Muth is a great tale with beautiful watercolor images.
Stone Soup, Muth
Amos & Boris by William Steig is our newest fave – though it makes me cry! I also adjust the words for Bear as I don’t want to over stimulate him on concepts of the adult world.
Amos & Boris, Steig

The Organic Adventures of Tucker the Tomato by Rey Ortega & Amanda Moeckel -the concepts are a bit mature so we make up a lot of it for now.

The Organic Adventures of Tucker the Tomato, Ortega & Moeckel

Where In The World Is Away by Michael Franti, we love this book!! The message is standout and the images are fun.-again a little mature concept for 3 but images so fun and easy to make simplified version. It will be a great book for growing into over time.

Where In The World Is Away, FrantiLittle Sweet Potato by Amy Beth Bloom, I just make up the story since the lesson on rejection is a bit premature for Bear’s age (3) but he still loves it!

Little Sweet Potato, Bloom

You Wouldn’t Eat Your Doggie by Brian Milton

You Wouldn't Eat Your Doggie

 Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey is a fun read, especially around Thanksgiving! Good for 4 years and up.

Dav Pilkey


You can purchase these books at your local bookstore or used online. What about you? Have you and your little one read any of these? What else have you guys been reading these days?

Top Photo Credit: Design Mom


  • VeegMama

    Thank you for sharing these! I am always looking for compassionate kids books to share with my family!

  • RAM

    We LOVE All the World. It is beautifully written and beautifully illustrated. My daughter is 21 months and asks for it every night.

    • TheKindLife

      Looks so great! Thank you!

  • Michelle K.

    What a great post & way to learn about new books for the kids! i LOVE it!

    ok, we love:

    That’s not my puppy… by F.Watt & R. Wells,

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle,

    Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear? also by Martin & Carle,

    You are my Cupcake by Joyce Wan,

    A color of his own by Leo Lionni,

    On the night you were born by Nancy Tillman,

    LLama LLama red pajama by Anna Dewdney,

    Wherever You Are my love will find you by Nancy Tillman,

    Little Quack Counts by Lauren Thompson,

    First Words with Patch by Peter Curry,

    Vincent Van Gogh’s Cat by 2nd grade students of e. washington Academy,

    Sounds of the Wild Nighttime by Maurice Pledger

    The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

    Biscuit Gives a gift by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

    • TheKindLife

      Thanks for sharing!!

  • Jean-Michel Bergeron

    I would bet you bought all these cute children books used, personally I love going to used book store and flea markets to buy vinyls music discs and other things… These books are so cute it almost makes me want to have a children…

  • Kama Sofie Gaiadottir

    I read Tyrannosaurus Drip byJulia Donaldson in one of my workplaces/kindergartens, and it’s so sweet and pro-plantbased! 😀

  • Kelli W

    I’ve never seen ‘you wouldn’t eat your doggie’, I’ll need to look for that.

  • Mandy

    We loved the bee book and forrest child so far! Another great on is

    It’s all about kids falling in love with the Turkeys and taking them home to share thanksgiving dinner. Super cute!

  • Michelle K.

    here are some recent fav’s from the past year:

    My Bear, Griz by Susanne Mcginness

    Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth by Eric Carle (Foreword by Jane Goodall)

    Zen Shorts by Jon Muth

    Zen Socks by Jon Muth

    Your are a Lion and other fun yoga poses by Taeeun Yoo

    Good night yoga by Mariam Gates

    Wonder Bear by Tao Nyeu