Fantastic Children’s Books to Read In 2024

At Bright Little Stars Nursery, we believe in nurturing young minds and sparking their imaginations through the power of books. As we embark on a new year, filled with endless possibilities and adventures, let’s dive into a world of captivating stories that will inspire, entertain, and ignite the imagination of every child. Here are some delightful picks for children’s books to read in 2024:

  1. I Am Extraordinary by Stephen Curry

NBA superstar Stephen Curry invites young readers on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance in his sophomore picture book, “I Am Extraordinary.” Through colourful illustrations and heartfelt storytelling, Curry encourages children to embrace the unique qualities that make them extraordinary. It’s a powerful message that resonates with readers of all ages, reminding us that our differences are what make us truly special.

  1. Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of a beloved classic with Richard Scarry’s “Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.” This special edition is packed with never-before-seen sketches and timeless adventures that will delight generations of young readers. Join Lowly Worm and his friends as they embark on a whimsical journey filled with planes, trains, and pickle cars—guaranteed to spark the imagination of every child.

  1. The Perfect Place by Matt de la Peña

From the award-winning author of “Last Stop on Market Street” comes a poignant tale about the beauty of imperfection and the power of love. In “The Perfect Place,” Matt de la Peña reminds us that home is where the heart is, and true wealth lies in the bonds of family. With lyrical prose and stunning illustrations, this heartwarming story celebrates the joys of finding beauty in the simplest of moments.

  1. Just One More Sleep: All Good Things Come to Those Who Wait . . . and Wait . . . and Wait by Jamie Lee Curtis

Waiting has never been more fun than in Jamie Lee Curtis’ delightful picture book, “Just One More Sleep.” Through playful rhymes and vibrant illustrations, Curtis captures the excitement and anticipation that children feel as they eagerly await special occasions. It’s a joyful reminder that good things come to those who wait, and the journey is just as magical as the destination.

  1. Piper Chen Sings by Phillipa Soo and Maris Pasquale Doran

Join Piper Chen on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment in this heartwarming tale inspired by the childhood experiences of award-winning actress Phillipa Soo. As Piper faces her fears and finds her voice, young readers will be inspired to embrace their own uniqueness and follow their dreams. With its empowering message and enchanting illustrations, “Piper Chen Sings” is sure to resonate with children everywhere.

  1. The Teeny-Weeny Unicorn by Shawn Harris

In this whimsical modern fairy tale, Caldecott-Honor winning creator Shawn Harris introduces readers to a pint-sized unicorn with a big heart. Through humour and imagination, “The Teeny-Weeny Unicorn” teaches children the importance of self-confidence and believing in themselves. It’s a delightful story that reminds us that sometimes, the smallest creatures can have the biggest impact.

  1. Hope Is a Rainbow by Hoda Kotb

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Hoda Kotb comes a heartwarming story about finding hope in ordinary moments. With its timeless message and enchanting illustrations, “Hope Is a Rainbow” is a celebration of curiosity, wonder, and the power of optimism. It’s a story that reminds us to cherish the beauty of the world around us and hold onto hope, even in the darkest of times.

  1. Mamá’s Panza by Isabel Quintero

Celebrate the bond between a mother and her child in “Mamá’s Panza” by Isabel Quintero. Through tender prose and vibrant artwork, Quintero celebrates the beauty of every body and the love that unites us all. It’s a heartwarming tribute to mothers everywhere and a reminder that love comes in all shapes and sizes.

As we embark on a new year filled with endless possibilities, let these captivating stories inspire, entertain, and ignite the imagination of every child.

At Bright Little Stars Nursery, we’re committed to fostering a love of learning and exploration in every child. Join us on our journey to inspire young minds and nurture the leaders of tomorrow.