Even before I gave birth to my eldest daughter, I was buying children's books. Albeit, those titles were mostly about babies and motherhood, but I found them to be entertaining, inspiring, and a great way to start or end a day.
Now with two children in the real world, I buy and read even more children's books. And I've really come to appreciate children's books that have adult appeal.
Kids' ratings aside, here are some picture books that I enjoyed reading, and hopefully other mothers will too!
by Regina Doman
I received this book as a gift when I was expecting my first child. Waterworks, yes! But it really became sort of a first bonding experience with the life growing inside of me.
by Kat Yeh
This is one grandparents will love, too. Cryers beware - you might get a little choked up at how beautiful this book really is!
By Liz Garton Scanlan
My kids really enjoyed the photos - and I wondered if they were even listening. But I really appreciated the poetic text immensely!
By Chris Robertson
I don't think my kids even understood how humorous this book was as they've never seen the real Statue of Liberty, but parents will surely get a chuckle! Plus, if you order books from Chris directly he might send free coloring book pages. My kids enjoyed that!
By Pam Smallcomb
Even with more than 100 children's books on my kids' bookshelves, you'd be surprised how similar many of them are. This one is fun for moms to read because the structure of the story is fresh and different - it's written in first person, is injected with humor, and isn't overly wordy.
Bonus: my kids LOVED it.
Readers are encouraged to comment below: Regardless of what your kids think, what are your favorite picture books to read now, as an adult?