The Trials of a Busy Mom

Children’s Books to Avoid

Children’s Books To Avoid

1. You’re Different — And That’s Bad
2. The Boy Who Died from Eating All His Vegetables
3. Robert: Dad’s New Wife
4. Fun Four-Letter Words to Know and Share
5. The Kids’ Guide to Hitchhiking
6. Kathy Was So Bad That her Mom Stopped Loving Her
7. Curious George and the High-Voltage Fence
8. All Cats Go to Hell
9. The Little Sissy That Snitched
10. Why Can’t Mr. Fork and Mrs. Electrical Outlet be Friends?
11. Grandpa Gets a Casket
12. Controlling the Playground: Respect Through Fear
13. The Pop-Up Book of Human Anatomy
14. Strangers Have the Best Candy
15. Whining, Kicking and Crying to Get Your Way
16. Things Rich Kids Have, But You Never Will
17. Daddy Drinks Because You Cry
18. Your Nightmares Are Real
19. You’ve Got Hepatitis B, Charlie Brown
20. Valuable Protein and Other Nutritional Benefits of Things from Your Nose
21.The Comprehensive List of All Closet-Dwelling Monsters
22.Clothes are for Sissies
23.Killer Bees – A Do-it-Yourself kit
24.The Brave Little Toaster Takes a Bath
25.Fluffy Meets the Dishwasher
26.Mommy DOES Love Your Sister Better
27.The Little Girls’ Diet Book

Yes, I stole this from somewhere else, but I’d like to add my own favorite titles, which include:

I left my foot in the lawnmower,
10 things your mom hates about you, and
Fun with Sharpies and Scissors

I thought this would be a welcome break than hearing me go on and on about my week of organizing.  It’s going ok, by the way, and I’ll have to post some before and after pictures whey I get to the after part.


  1. Melissa

    Ha ha – I like that! And we could add “Your Fish Ran Away While You Were at Camp.”

  2. Amy

    I’ve loved that list for years, ever since I came across it in college! Where did you unearth it?

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