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Top 5 Recent Children’s Books September 20, 2019

Westport, Fairfield County
Top 5 Recent Children’s Books, Westport, Connecticut

Reading is one of the best ways to enrich your child’s mind and skills. There are countless early childhood books to choose. To ensure you find something yours loves, start with bestsellers. Below are recent top-selling books.

Best-Selling Early Childhood Books

5. The Bad Seed by Jory John

The Bad Seed is a New York Times bestseller by author Jory John and features artwork by Pete Oswald. It tells the story of a bad seed whose poor manners, temper, and attitude create all kinds of problems. One day, the seed decides it wants to be happy and begins a journey of personal development and acceptance.

4. Elvis Is King! by Jonah Winter

Picture books are a great way to get children interested in reading, and Elvis Is King! by Jonah Winter is a popular selection to start with. The story of Elvis Presley is told through stunning clay-style artwork created by Red Nose Studio. The book introduces this iconic figure to younger generations. It’s both a history and cultural lesson wrapped around an engaging story.

3. When Sadness Is at Your Door by Eva Elandearly childhood

Learning to cope with emotions is an important part of early childhood. Author Eva Eland focuses on helping children manage anger and sadness in When Sadness Is at Your Door. This story teaches children how to discuss their feelings—a practice that can have lifelong benefits and help them through tough times, from losing a grandparent to having a difficult day at preschool.

2. Along the Tapajos by Fernando Vilela

Along the Tapajos by Fernando Vilela serves as an introduction to Brazilian culture. This story follows brother and sister named Caua and Inae who must leave their village along the Tapajos River when the rainy season arrives. Once gone, they realize they’ve left their pet tortoise behind and travel back to rescue it.

1. Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey made a name for himself with his Captain Underpants series. His newest creation, Dog Man, is packed with just as much humor and creativity. This superhero-style story follows Dog Man and the Supa Buddies and reinforces positive themes through fun and engaging storytelling.


If your child is ready to start preschool, Pumpkin Preschool is the perfect place to begin. This Fairfield, CT, early childhood center has served the community for over 25 years and offers enrichment programs for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children. Visit their website to learn more about this childcare provider and call (203) 255-7505 to tour their daycare center. You can connect on Facebook for news and updates.

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