James Patterson’s Children’s Books

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James Patterson's Children's BooksWhen I said that James Patterson writes books for all ages, I meant it. Below are a few of James Patterson’s children’s books that I think you will enjoy sharing with your kiddos. Introducing books at a very young age is extremely beneficial to our children. Exposing them to books on a regular basis can encourage the love of reading and promote creativity. I started reading books to my own children before they were even born and they have been exposed to books ever since.

I started them out with those soft books for babies and moved them up to board books and picture books as toddlers. Throughout their school years, they were always reading something. You should see my library of children’s books! My kids have since grown up to be very intelligent young adults that still love to read. I take pride in the thought that I had a little something to do with that and I encourage you to start your children off early. Kids are never too young to start learning!





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Big Words For Little Geniuses

James Patterson's Children's Books-Big Words for Little GeniusesThis is a really fun A to Z book for the younger ones, well everyone really. James Patterson along with his wife Susan made something really special here. You can teach your little ones some crazy big words like ‘Catawampus’ in this adorable and fun picture book, illustrated by Hsinping Pan. You will learn some amazing sophisticated words that you’ve likely never heard and may possibly have difficulty pronouncing such as ‘Arachibutyrophobia’, which makes the book all that much more fun! Don’t worry, definitions along with beautiful, easy-to-remember illustrations are provided in this clever New York Times bestseller.



Cuddly Critters For Little Geniuses

James Patterson's Children's Books-Cuddly Critters for little GeniusesThis is another cute book written by James Patterson and his wife Susan. This time, you and your little genius can learn about odd and adorable exotic animals with silly names like axolotls, chinchillas, and sugar gliders! Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses brings you more than fifty flyers, swimmers, and crawlers that live on this planet. The illustrations by Hsinping Pan make learning about spoonbills, panda ants, and pangolins even more exciting.





Bigger Words For Little Geniuses

James Patterson's Children's Books-Bigger Words for Little GeniusesThe Pattersons’ did it again with Bigger Words for Little Geniuses and its amazing illustrator Hsinping Pan. You and your little genius will laugh out loud while you learn how to pronounce big, fun words like, ‘dolichopodous’ for every letter of the alphabet. Do you know your gnashnabb from your widdershins? Along with these fun and sophisticated words are their definition and pronunciation. Have fun with them!




Give Please A Chance

James Patterson's Children's Books-Give Please A ChanceA wonderful book to aid in teaching our children common courtesy. Bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson remind us how useful the word ‘Please’ can be and how we can use this word in so many ways. When you need help with getting dressed or you want to keep that sweet cuddly stray dog the word ‘Please’ can go a long way. Give Please A Chance is helpful and fun with old-school style illustrations by several different artists. We could use more books like this in our world today.





Give Thank You A Try

James Patterson's Children's Books-Give Thank You A TryJames Patterson brings us another precious book on manners. He takes young readers on a delightful search for kindness and appreciation in everyday life. Sweetly illustrated scenes from a variety of artists show children saying “thank you” for simple gifts like tickles, ice cream, and Mommy and Daddy’s love, reminding us of all we have to be grateful for. It’s just simply sweet.





Penguins of America

James Patterson's Children's Books - Penguins of AmericaLearn why humans and penguins are similar and find the laughter in everyday life with this beautifully illustrated book from the world’s #1 bestselling writer and his son.
Penguins, our cute, formally dressed, and flightless friends have always made us smile. As we shuffle through life one day at a time, it’s easy to take things far too seriously, but when we see penguins taking a walk in our shoes it’s impossible not to recognize how silly we can actually be. Featuring humorous illustrations and captions that show penguins navigating everything from a relaxing day at the beach to a stressful morning commute, Penguins of America is a hilarious and charming send-up of daily life.



James Patterson's Children's BooksHappy Reading!

I hope you enjoyed looking over these fun children's books, there are a couple more children's books for the 'little ones' as well as some fun gift ideas on my Christmas Picks page if you would like to take a look. Don't forget the importance of reading to your children, books make great gifts for any occasion. Thanks for visiting!




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  1. Isanren

    Hi Tracy,

    Thanks for your post. You were indeed right when you mentioned that introducing books to kids at a young age will promote their creativity and love for reading.  My mom introduced books to me at a really young age, we started with the Bible and picture books since then I’ve loved reading and still do. I still love picture books. I like the list of James Patterson’s children books you compiled, he’s indeed a creative writer.

  • Tracy

    I’m very happy you enjoyed James Patterson’s Children’s Books and I love hearing about your mom reading to you at a young age. The benefits are so amazing as you already know. I still love picture books too ; ) James Patterson amazes me every day. Thank you for visiting and sharing your personal experiences. Happy Reading!

  • frdurand

    This article is so cute. I already had the idea to read books to my children before they were born and then go on to turn them into reading lovers, your article supports my choice and I am happy to discover new books for little ones. I didn’t know James Patterson had made books for little ones like this. I will read them to my children! (when I have some… ahah)
    Thank you for this article, I’ll wait for the next one.

    • Tracy

      You bet! I love James Patterson’s children’s books too! I love that he and his wife wrote the Little Geniuses series, it’s such a cute series. I’m really glad to hear that you have plans to read to your little ones as early as possible. There are so many people that have no idea about all of the different types of books James Patterson has written. I love it when I can show someone something new. Thank you for visiting and Happy Reading!

  • Feochadan

    My mom would read books to me before bed all of the time.  It was a special time that we would spend together and I will never forget them.  Reading books to your children really does increase parental bonding.  With so many parents using the TV or other electronics to entertain their children, this bonding time becomes more essential than ever.  Hopefully, more children will grow up with a love of books and learning!

    • Tracy

      Thanks for the comments, I agree with you completely, reading has so many benefits and what precious moments those are, reading to your children. It sounds like you have a pretty awesome mom. Thanks for reading about James Patterson’s Children’s Books. Come back again! Happy Reading!

  • Hannah

    What a wonderful post, Tracy! Thanks for putting together this awesome list. Patterson is one of those authors whose excellence really does shine across all age groups and genres! The fact that he makes it look easy is, in my opinion, a key statement as to how amazing he really is as a writer.

    Introducing children to books early on in life is so, so beneficial. I come from a family of bookworms (I was reading Tolkien in elementary school), and my love for reading has taken me so many amazing places – both real and fictional. I have a three year-old daughter who shares my love of books. She’s already learning how to sound out and put together words, and it absolutely makes my heart soar! I practically exploded with pride when I asked her what she wanted for her birthday, and she said, “I want to learn how to read!” These are wonderful suggestions and I’ll definitely be checking them out. 

    • Tracy

      Hi Hannah, first, I have to tell you that I love your name, I almost named my only daughter Hannah, but decided on Payton, which I also adore. Anyway, James Patterson amazes me every day, I wish that I could write like him. I’m happy that you found my post and I especially love hearing how your family is filled with bookworms. I think these books, especially the ‘Little Geniuses’ would be a lot of fun for you and your three-year-old to share for years to come. You should be a very proud mom, she’s three and wants to read! Good for you and great job! Thank you for the kind words and for sharing your story with me. I hope you enjoy the books. Happy Reading!

  • Stella

    An absolute jewel of a site Tracy. Your approach is wonderful, building a library of their own from a very young age. If one does not read, your soul is very poor! Your kids have a great advantage in life with a Mom like you.
    Thank you for giving so much attention to good manners. Good manners and true values make an adult a quality person, who earns respect and trust where ever he goes.
    Your summaries are so good and one feels like buying each and every book!
    It was a joy to read all about books again!

    • Tracy

      Thank you Stella. I’m glad that you enjoyed the article. I absolutely love what James Patterson does for children, Give Please a Chance and Give Thank you a try remind me of old school books and the good ole days. Thanks for visiting, Happy Reading!

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