Favorite Children’s Books
This post idea is
stolen from inspired by Jennifer over at Multiple Realities.
I started making a list of the books our kids love now and weeding out our old books. The touch-and-feel ones, or the big lift-the-flap ones that our babies loved (and chewed on) when they were babies. I put them aside to donate to friends or Goodwill.
And then I had to take pictures so I could bear to part with them.
The original post lists her family’s favorite 12 children’s books.
This list (in no order whatsoever) contains 45 titles, not including the collections of certain authors or holiday books.
There are worse addictions.
Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems
Little Blue Truck, by Alice Shertle
Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill
My Very First Mother Goose, by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells
Little Bunny Foo-Foo, Told and Sung by the Good Fairy, by Paul Brett Johnson
Gregory, the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat
The Lorax, Yertle the Turtle, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?, by Dr. Seuss
Freight Train, by Donald Crews
Hush, Little Alien, by Daniel Kirk
The Mitten, Jan Brett
Aloha Zoo, by Jing Jing Tsong
Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell
Owl Babies, by Martin Waddell
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
Finklehopper Frog, by Irene Livingston
Tomie’s Three Bears and Other Tales, by Tomie dePaola
Silly Sally and The Napping House, by Audrey Wood
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
Hands Are Not for Hurting, by Nora Gaydos
Counting Kisses, by Karen Katz
Goodnight, Gorilla and Ten Minutes to Bedtime, by Peggy Rathmann
The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
A You’re Adorable, by Martha Alexander
Where Is the Green Sheep? and Time for Bed, by Mem Fox
Olivia, by Ian Falconer
That’s Not My… (Dolly, Plane) by Usborne Books
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin
Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober: Impressionist Artist board books (Painting with Picasso; Quiet Time with Cassatt, etc.)
The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, by Jane Thayer
Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown
Pete and Pickles, by Berkleley Breathed
How Do I Love You? by Marion Dane Bauer
I Love You Through and Through, by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, by James Dean
Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch
Click, Clack, Moo, by Doreen Cronin
Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae
I Am a Bunny, by Ole Risom
the “Good Night Our World” series (we have Goodnight, Seattle; Goodnight, Cape Cod; and Goodnight, San Francisco
almost everything by Sandra Boynton and anything by Leo Lionni