Mem Fox is this month’s author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids, so today I thought I would share our favorite books by this author! Links to the books are affiliate links – thank you for supporting this site!
Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild! is a story that any parent of a toddler will identify with. I love that it models a parent being patient, a parent losing it, and a parent apologizing. This is a wonderful book to read with toddlers through early elementary school aged children.
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes is my favorite baby/toddler book by Mem Fox. I love that this book shares drawings (by the talented Helen Oxenbury) of children from all over the world. You can also get a bilingual English-Spanish version of this same book.
Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! is a fun parent-toddler (or sibling-toddler) bonding book. Search for the ladybug on each page! I love the playful title, and how much personality is given to a tiny little bug.
Whoever You Are is the Mem Fox book that first got me interested in this author several years ago. I like this book enough to have written about it twice before on this blog – here and here. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes is a wonderful world culture read for toddlers; this one is perfect for preschoolers and elementary school aged children. There is also a English-Spanish bilingual version of this book.
Goblin and the Empty Chair was a new discovery to me, thanks to looking up as many Mem Fox books as possible this past month – and it is a new favorite of mine! A goblin hides because he finds his own reflection so fearful – until he sees a much deeper pain and reaches out to help. This unusual tale is a beautiful story about internal beauty, healing, and the kindness of strangers.
Do you have a favorite Mem Fox story that we should read? Eric Carle is the author for June – which of his books is your favorite?
The virtual book club is cohosted by Toddler Approved– The Educators’ Spin On It– Rainy Day Mum– 3 Dinosaurs– Learn~Play~Imagine – Crafty Moms Share – Reading Confetti–Inspiration Laboratories – Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas – Kids Yoga Stories – Enchanted Homeschooling Mom– Ready-Set-Read – Boy Mama Teacher Mama – PlayDrMom – Fantastic Fun and Learning – Growing Book by Book– Royal Baloo – The Outlaw Mom® Blog – Kitchen Counter Chronicles – Teach Preschool – Mama Smiles – Coffe Cups and Crayons – Juggling With Kids – Here Come the Girls. Click through the links below for more posts about Mem Fox’s books!