Need some reading suggestions for the kiddos?  There are many wonderful children’s books that explore the theme of letters and communication. Here are some top picks:

  1. “The Jolly Postman” by Janet Ahlberg: This interactive book takes children on a journey as the Jolly Postman delivers letters to familiar fairytale characters. Each page contains envelopes with real letters and postcards that children can open and read.
  2. “Dear Mr. Blueberry” by Simon James: In this charming story, a young girl named Emily writes letters to Mr. Blueberry, believing she has discovered a whale in her backyard pond. Through their correspondence, they explore friendship, imagination, and the natural world.
  3. “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers: This humorous book presents letters from crayons to their owner, Duncan, expressing their grievances and demands. It’s a delightful story about colors, creativity, and self-expression.
  4. “A Letter to Amy” by Ezra Jack Keats: Peter wants to invite his friend Amy to his birthday party, but he’s worried she won’t come. In this heartfelt tale, Peter writes a letter to Amy and goes on an adventure to make sure it reaches her.
  5. “The Gardener” by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small: This touching book tells the story of a young girl named Lydia who lives in the city and sends letters to her uncle, who thinks she lives on a farm. Through her letters and gardening, Lydia transforms her urban environment.
  6. “The Jolly Postman’s Christmas” by Janet Ahlberg: In this festive sequel to “The Jolly Postman,” children can follow the postman’s delivery of letters and gifts to various storybook characters during the holiday season.
  7. “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López: While not explicitly about letters, this book celebrates the power of connecting with others and finding the courage to share one’s own story. It highlights the beauty of diversity and encourages children to embrace their unique voices.

These books not only entertain children but also encourage their curiosity, imagination, and love for reading and writing letters.