We LOVE children’s books around here! These books are as enjoyable for the adult as they are for the child to read.
Walker Family Favorites
We have read each book on the list and truly think they all have a unique perspective to offer our children about Perseverance. I could write an entire page about each one but my kids are awake early, surprise surprise! So, just a short description about my boys’ very favorites:
Pancakes for Breakfast is a wordless picture book which I was a little nervous about but it was very enjoyable to read! My oldest loves Tomie De Paola (how could anyone not?) so after he was engaged, younger brothers jumped right in as well.
My three, five, AND seven year old can’t get enough of the true Michael Jordan story, Salt in His Shoes. I highly recommend this book written by Michael’s mother and sister! It’s wordy, but very appropriate for ages five and up.
My five year old also loved A Perfectly Messed Up Story. The last line sums this book up perfectly, “Nothing is going to stop me!”
MY personal favorites are Giraffe’s Can’t Dance, The Power of Yet, She’s Got This, and The Three Engines which is a modern day twist on the classic story that focuses on the different paths each engine takes!
Lastly, we could not forget this great find which describes how multiple character traits can work together to grow our perseverance! We think it is most appropriate for Kindergarten and up.
To make the most of your read-alouds ask your child questions from our bookmark! Each question targets those crucial Emergent Literacy Skills which lay the foundation for future reading success. As a Speech-Language Pathologist, early literacy is one of my favorite areas to teach and there is no better way to embed learning than through reading! You’ll notice these questions all relate to print knowledge, phonological awareness, oral language, letter recognition, and of course our character trait!
I keep our bookmark tucked into our Perseverance books so it’s easy to access when the perfect reading opportunity arises.