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OK, Minnesota parents, it’s your turn! Yep, this month you’re taking over our Bookshelf department, sharing your favorite books. Don’t see your top picks here? Tell us: What’s your favorite children’s book of all time (or this week)? Send the title, your first and last name and your city of residence to email@example.com and you’ll be entered to win a free age-appropriate book for your child!
Miss Twiggley’s Tree
“I remember reading it with my mom — and my grandparents — growing up. It’s the only children’s book my siblings and I can quote from memory. That shared experience and love for this story is such a fond memory that I am now passing on to my children.”
— Anna Wrisky, White Bear Lake
Author: Dorothea Warren Fox
Little Blue Truck
This poetic story of friendship, featuring trucks and farm animals working together, is beautifully written. “(It’s a) fun, sing-song boy book. I loved when my son would say along, ‘Beep! beep!’” — Nicole Nelson, Golden Valley
Author: Alice Schertle
Illustrator: by Jill McElmurry
See also: Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, Little Blue Truck’s Christmas and Little Blue Truck Farm Sticker Fun.
I Love You, Stinky Face
“It’s a story of a mother’s love — never ending — and ‘Mom loves you no matter what!’ My daughter ‘kisses’ every page!” — Sara Boulger Malloy, Fridley
Author: Lisa McCourt
Illustrator: Cyd Moore
See also: I Miss You, Stinky Face, Happy Halloween, Stinky Face and Merry Christmas, Stinky Face.
This colorful, Raffi Songs to Read board book is based on one of the musician’s most beloved songs. “My husband sings it while he reads.” — Andrea Porter, Little Canada
Illustrator: Ashley Wolff
The Story of Ferdinand
This classic children’s story — originally published in the 1930s, but still widely available today — follows the adventures of a young bull in Spain. “It teaches a valuable lesson — that being different is OK as long as you are happy.” — Katie Lawler, St. Louis Park
Author: Munro Leaf
Illustrator: Robert Lawson
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