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Favorite Children’s Books

May 29, 2013

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

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Abbie permalink
    May 30, 2013 8:51 am

    I went to a book sale…Ergo, I have books for you guys 🙂

    • May 30, 2013 12:35 pm

      Awesome! You are one of our main book sources (of course). Not a bad addiction to have. =)

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