5 Recommendations bestselling children's books.

Reading is delicious and magical, going out into the garden, on the beach or those moments alone at home where you enjoy a good book, don't you think?

How about introducing children to the fascinating world of reading from an early age? I remember that the first book that I read was the story of a shipwreck by the Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, when I was about 7 years old. 

Some of the benefits of reading are: a correct written expression, rich vocabulary, development of the critical sense, solid literary culture. 

That's why today I bring you 5 recommendations of best selling books in the world for children and toddlers.  Taking advantage of the fact that it's shopping day in our Expat Kids in Eindhoven Facebook group.

So let's get started, my first recommendation for bestselling children's books. is "You Matter" by Christian Robinson.

This book is about seeing the world from different points of view and is the perfect entry point for parents to help teach their children empathy and community.  In this book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored - from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they're feeding, from the hugest dinosaur to the tiniest fly. Recommended for children aged 3-5.

Their Autor, Christian Robinson was born in Hollywood, California, in 1986. He grew up in a small one-bedroom apartment with his brother, two cousins, his aunt and grandmother.

In 2016 he received a Caldecott Honoree and also received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in Matt de la Peña's Last Stop on Market Street (Putnam, 2015); de la Peña himself took home the 2016 Newbery Medal, awarded by the Association for Library Services to Children for the "most distinguished book for children."

Christian's first picture book, was named Best Picture Book of 2019 by the New York Times and the New York Public Library.  Robinson, a resident of Sacramento, California, is also an animator and has worked with The Sesame Street Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios.

In this link you can learn more about the author  https://www.theartoffun.com/about

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My second recommendation is If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall.
If you come to Earth, It is a guide to our planet and a call for us to care for the Earth and each other. This book is inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.

From a bedroom, around the world, and back again, Sophia guides readers through a call to action to stand together, united on our beautiful planet. To care for each other and to value our similarity and our differences. This is a perfect gift to teach us about kindness, recommended for children aged 3-5.

Sophie Blackall has illustrated many books, including the Ivy + Bean series, Ruby's Wish, and is a two-time Caldecott Medal winner. Originally from Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find out more about this author in the following link


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My Third recommendation is Our little Kitchen by Jillian TamakiIn this book, a group of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen, and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another. Bonus materials include recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.  Recommended for children aged  4 - 8 years old.

The autor Jillian Tamaki,  recived this prizes Governor General’s Award (2018, 2014) / Caldecott Honour (2015) / Printz Award (2015) / Society of Illustrators Gold Medal / Eisner Award / NYTimes Best Illustrated Children’s Books / Society of Publication Designers / Best American Comics / American Illustration / Doug Wright Award / Ignatz Award /
Find out more about this author in the following link


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My fourth recommendation is Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

This book is for Toddlers and the story begins as the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hard-working trucks prepare to say goodnight. One by one, the crane truck, the cement mixer, the dump truck, the excavator, and the bulldozer finish their work and go to bed to rest, ready for another day of hard and difficult construction games.

Even the toughest and most resilient readers will want to turn off their engines, rest their wheels and fall asleep to this sweet and soothing story. Vibrant illustrations and gentle rhyming text make this children's construction book a sure bedtime favorite for truck-crazy kids everywhere.

Sherri is the author of FIVE New York Times bestselling picture books, including the #1 bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Series (Chronicle Books). She also authored Steam Train, Dream Train and the nonfiction picture book biography Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton (HMH, illust. by John Rocco).

Sherri lives in the Chicago area with her husband, two sons and one fluffy dog. Inspired by her childhood love of books, her sons, and her 25-year career as a graphic designer, Sherri writes in hopes of making the world a little more fun and encouraging early readers, one book at a time.

Tom Lichtenheld, has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Bridget's BeretEverything I Know about Pirates, and What Are You So Grumpy About? He is also the illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling book Duck! Rabbit!, which he created with Amy Krouse Rosenthal. He lives in Geneva, Illinois, with his wife, Jan

To know more about these two authors follow the links 



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My last recommendation is Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

This book is for Toddlers Bear seems to be able to sleep at any time. As a succession of animals enters his cave to escape the fierce storm, he continues to snore. Mouse makes a good fire, Hare cooks popcorn and Badger brings treats. But when Bear wakes up and realizes he has missed out on the fun, his visitors fear the worst.

Can Bear be persuaded to join the party? This read-aloud rhyming story has fun, suspense and a happy ending - with a beautiful, captivating illustrations and  absorbing, lyrical words perfectly depicting the companionship of the warm, cozy cave and the contrast with the wild storm outside.

Karma Willson,  is a New York Times best selling children's author and is renowned for her ability to inspire young readers not only with her picture books but teaching them the basics of writing and rhyme. She came from a humble and modest childhood, raised by a single, but determined, mother who believed her only child was destined for something grand. For this reason she named her daughter “Karma” hoping that good karma would shine on her. 

Jane Chapman was born in 1970 in Plymouth, England. She studied at the Art Academy and after her studies focused on portrait painting and designing stuffed animals. However, for a number of years she has been engaged full-time in illustrating children's books. She now has a large number of publications to her name.

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I hope you liked these 5 bestselling books for children's and toddlers, to give as a gift or to have at home. Now I have to go and read my new book called WEconomy I am delighted.

See you soon. Don't forget to leave me comments :)

Remember to be brave and always be kind,

With love,


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