Encouraging an interest in reading in your children is something that must start from an early age. You can do this by reading books for hungry young minds to your kids on a regular basis. The sound of your voice relaying tales will captivate them and build an interest in reading on their own as they learn how.

Since the focus here today is on little minds that are “hungry” for knowledge, then your child is sure to enjoy the following three books for hungry young minds are all about hungry creatures, big and small:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was first published in 1969 and has been a children’s staple ever since. The story is a simple one: it’s about a caterpillar that is hungry and eats its way through all sorts of food before undergoing the ultimate metamorphosis–becoming a butterfly.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

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This was one of my personal favorite books when I was growing up. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff is about a little mouse that asks for a cookie, then a glass of milk, then a mirror to avoid a milk mustache. It continues from there and it’s as delightful and silly as it sounds.

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

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First published in 1970, In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak has not been without controversy. The story’s main character, Mickey, is three years old and is nude in some parts of the story. All of that aside, the story itself is funny and lives up to the off-the-wall style Sendak was famous for.

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Brenda Barron

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