To kick off the year, I’m sharing some of the best children’s books of 2017. Our list is by no means exhaustive, but these picture books are true gems! If you’re looking for more books that we’ve been reading, check out our monthly On Our Bookshelf series.
Some of our family’s favorite traditions revolve around cozying up together with a good book. Whether it’s bedtime reading every night (I still read to my tween!), our holiday book advent calendar tradition, or heading to the bookstore on ugly days to grab a treat in the cafe and a stack of new books to thumb through, we love a good book and we read a lot of them. Some are so-so and others are downright craptastic (this is usually the licensed character books my six-year-old gravitates toward gleefully), but every year there are a few that shine so brightly we can’t stop thinking about them.
I decided to take a break from my On Our Bookshelf series this month to do a roundup of some of the children’s books that shined the brightest for us this year. These are the books that make me gush and give me warm and fuzzy feelings that I just can’t shake.