5 Quick Reads to Enjoy as a Family from the Osceola Reads Team

When was the last time you took a family trip to the public library? We often forget that we have such a valuable resource in our community. The Osceola Library System has six branches and the Hoopla app – turning any device into an e-reader. You now have access to books for free anywhere you go!

The Osceola Reads team has created a list of books to read that you can check out at your local library or electronically for your family’s reading pleasure.

Without any further ado, here are five children’s books that you can use for bedtime, quiet time, or anytime because we all know that having books in front of kids is our number one priority! 

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

We all have big dreams for our children, sometimes more than they can even imagine. This book shares how truly remarkable we think our children are and will give them the chance to talk about what they want to be as they grow up.

The Pirate of Kindergarten

When a young girl discovers she has a problem, wait until you hear the solution. This is a great book for children who have struggled with learning to read. Does that not describe your child? That’s fine because The Pirate of Kindergarten teaches empathy and understanding towards others who are different too.

Steam Train, Dream Train

A picture book full of rhyming, animals, and the cargo they bring along. Steam Train, Dream Train offers great conversation starters about why each type of animal is matched with their specific type of car and cargo. This is also a great bedtime read.

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again

We all know the story of Humpty Dumpty, but what happened afterward? This epilogue to the classic nursery rhyme will teach your child about overcoming fear and rising to the occasion. It also opens the door to talk about their fears, how it’s okay to be afraid sometimes, and strategies they can use when fear sinks in.

Nerdy Birdy

This adorable short story is about friendship, acceptance, and being different than the crowd. Take the opportunity to read this book as a family and discuss how your child would feel if they were Nerdy Birdy. Would they make the same decisions that Nerdy made? Why is that important? 


We hope you get to read and enjoy some of our favorite books with your children soon!

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