The Best Children´s Book of 2016
February 16, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Reading stories to your children is one of the best activities you can share with them. Just as we suggested in this post, reading out loud to them reinforces your relationship. Hoping you continue to read with them this year, we would like to recommend the best children´s books of 2016. Included in our list are books for children ages 2 to 5 and older children, ages 6 through 12. If you´re looking for a true original option, please do not hesitate to take a look at Mumablue´s Personalized Stories.

The best stories for children 2 through 5

This is Lulu

Author: Camilla Reid. Illustrator: Ailie Busby

A fantastic cardboard book with flaps so your 2 year old can learn to differentiate basic geometric shapes: triangle, circle, square, etc. Lulu, the main character is a curious girl who searches for shapes on her walks with her mother. This book is part of a collection of stories in which Lulu learns colours, sounds, and meals… But what she likes best is to dress in costume with her friends, take care of her kitten Aldo and spend time with her family.

Words are not for hurting

Author: Elizabeth Verdick Illustrator: Marieka Heinlen

Words are not for Hurting: this book teaches children how powerful words are and that sometimes, they can hurt us. It gets kids to think before they speak and take responsibility for what they say. Children also learn to say I´m sorry.

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Kevin Discovers Spring

Author: Liesbert Siegers

This book helps children discover the change in season from Winter to spring so they can take notice of the amazing wonder of nature: there are leaves on the tress, the birds have come out to sing and its time to plant flowers. Your little ones will love the fact that the story is told through the eyes of a child.

The best stories for children 6 through 12

If the World were a Village

Author: David Smith. Illustrator:Shelagh Armstrong

This illustrated album offers an interesting premise: what if the world was a village of 100 inhabitants? What would happen? With real facts, the authors of this book make kids reflect upon social issues such as food, wealth religion, languages, natural energy, etc. A perfect read to get them to think critically and have a global consciousness.

Ramona the Pest

Author: Beverly Cleary Illustrator: Jacqueline Rogers

Ramona Quimby is the character of a series of very popular books and this is the second title. Despite getting into trouble, Ramona believes she doesn’t do anything wrong. But obviously she isn’t doing something right because Davy runs away whenever she comes near him or she always manages to disrupt the class! Read this book out loud to discover why Ramona is a Pest.


Author and Illustrator: R.J. Palacio

Children book experts say it’s the best book of the year! “Narrated by Auggie and the people are around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.” A perfect book for those children who, for some reason, feel unordinary, different and stared at. We won´t say anything else except, this is a must read!

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