10 Children Books Parents Hate to Read

As parents we all have that one or two books on our children’s shelves that we hate to read but our children love. I asked a group of Moms what their most hated children’s book that their children love and this is the list they gave me.

That’s Not My Car.

Why?  Mom doesn’t like reading this book is that her son has to touch everything on every page and it takes a while to get through.


Noah and Dexter by Annelien Wehrmeijer

Why? It is only a few pages long and doesn’t make much sense. However the the finger puppet Monkey is adorable.


Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss

Why: The kids love to find every wacky thing on each page as Mom or Dad try to read it


Good Families Don’t by Robert Munsch

Why? Apparently the large fart in the book makes one Mom not a fan


I’ll Love You Forever By Robert Munsch

Why? It is an incredibly sad story and most people find it to be a bit creepy especially when the Mom watches her sleeping son  in be with his wife.


Chicka chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault 

Why? This book by far is the most hated book on most book shelves in bedrooms and classrooms.


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle 

Why? Due to the repetitiveness of the book.


Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Why:  Goodnight Moon is nonsensical and not in a funny Doctor Seuss way. The room is the size of a house, you don’t say goodnight to a mouse, you don’t leave mush sitting by the bed and what kid lets you sit and knit in their room while they go to sleep.


 Goodnight, Goodnight Construction site  by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Why: Just like any book that your children love the repetitiveness of reading makes parents hate this book.
My most hated book is
Hermie by Max Lucado
Why: It always seemed to drag on, the story its self has a great message though.
What is the most hated children’s book on your bookshelf today?

The Books We Read

page3The life of a child is simple and sweet, to be loved and cared for are the most important of things. One way I show love is by reading to my children different books for different ages. Each evening the battle becomes who gets to pick out the book for that evening and many times it is fight between the 9 year old and the 4 year old while the 2 year old is just along for the ride.

After exhausting our seemingly endless supply of books on our book shelves, we head to the library at least once a week to fill our book bag back up. How many books are we allowed this week? Is always the question, many times the amount is 2 or 3 for each child to pick out. I usually add a few extra children’s books I find interesting to the mix.

So what will it be this evening? A board book on colors or the adventures of a princess wearing a paper brown bag or is it the rhyming styling of Dr. Seuss’s Foot Book, I never know until I sit down and one of my children bring the triumphantly won title of their choice to me to read.

Until next time,