04/02/2012 11:28 am ET Updated Jun 02, 2012

Best Feel-Good Children's Books For April

I don't know about you, but I'm in a good mood lately. The sun is shining, winter is almost over, and even though March went out like a lion, spring is in the air. So choosing books this month was easy -- I picked the books that make me happy. These are stories that I can read until my eyes pop out of my head, with moments that make me laugh out loud, and messages that make me smile before I've opened the cover. A few even make me cry -- but in a good way. Whether they're funny or touching, there is a little bit of bliss in all of these stories. The fact that your kids will love them too doesn't hurt.