Our Favorite Books - November

Bright idea month number 2! Here’s another round of our favorite children’s books - in time for some Christmas shopping? We think so, but we might be part elf…


  1. Seven Silly Eaters - I dare you to read this and not laugh.

  2. Oh Were They Ever Happy - A tricky one to find as it’s out of print but if you ever do find it BUY IT because it is A GEM.

  3. Christina Katerina and the Box -Another all time favorite of mine. Perfect for those imaginative little ones especially if you’ve just gotten a large box in the mail. ;)

  4. Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears - I actually love all the Mr. Putter and Tabby series but this one is especially adorable and fallish. Also I’ve read it about 1000 times to my little sister and still love it so there’s that.

  5. Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel - Victoria Lee Burton’s illustrations are just perfect in this one


  1. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World - A family favorite - all the more so because the girls take it as canon that one does need to get milk from an English cow.

  2. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert - Beautiful book for Autumn - the girls love it for its special pages and artwork, I also love its sneaky educational leaf identification.

  3. Each Peach Pear Plum - The girls (particularly at pre-k age) love finding the characters in the illustrations

  4. Ada Twist Scientist - Much like Rosie Revere, Engineer this one gives me feeeeeeeeels and I can’t be alone! We’ve got a couple of feisty STEM loving daughters and have experienced the frustrations (you’ve done what with the WHAT now??!!!!) and wonder that goes along with intellectual curiosity.

  5. Over in the Meadow - Adam played and sang this to Ellie when she was a baby, and this is easily Saoirse’s #1 book to grab off the shelf. It has everything for her: illustrations, singing, sweetness and snuggles.