Peanut and I have come to love our afternoon reading time and one of our favorite types of books to read have become Children’s Treasury’s. What are Children’s Treasury’s you may ask? Well a Children’s Treasury is a compilation of well-loved children’s stories into one book. Most treasuries usually take us several weeks to a month to complete because of the number of stories included, but these treasuries are also usually classics that my daughter wants to read over and over again making these books true treasures in our family. If you are looking to purchase some books for your children and/or grandchildren and desire to get the most bang for your buck or to save some space on the shelf in the process or you just want some great reads for you child, I highly recommend the following Children’s treasuries as they are just some of our favorites (in no particular order)! Have fun reading!
- Make Way for McCloskey: A Robert McCloskey Treasury
- The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter.
- The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
- The Children’s Book of Virtues, ed. by William J. Bennett
- Aesop’s Fables for Children
- The Tall Book of Mother Goose ill. by Aleksey and Olga Ivanov
- A Treasury for Three Year Olds and A Treasury for Four Year Olds (There are also more books in the A Treasury for…Series by Backpack Books that you may want to check out but these are the ones we have so far and enjoy. That being said, don’t let the age on the books fool you. The stories found in the three year old’s book could easily be read and enjoyed by 6 or 8 year olds as well. Thus think of them more as the number of the series rather than the age when choosing a book for your child.)
- Your Favorite Seuss: a Baker’s Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss
- The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books by P.E. Eastman, R. Lopshire, M. McClintock, F. Siebel, M. Sadler, and R. Bollen (There are more in this series but this is the one we have so far and love it!)
- Read to Me Grandma: 3-Minute Stories
- Walt Disney’s Story Land (ours is a 1962 version–love the old pictures!)
- James Herriot’s Treasury for Children ill. by Ruth Brown and Peter Barrett
Got another Children’s Treasury that your family enjoys? Share it in the comments. Peanut and I are always looking for some new great afternoon reads!
- A Big Treasury of Little Animals by Phoebe Dunn
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