November 4, 2009

Top Ten Children's Books

I have been reading to my son since he was in my womb. We read everyday especially at bedtime. He is a lover of all books and loves looking at them on his own. We frequent our public Library about once a week or more. Remember, it is never too late to begin reading to your child.
#1 Where the Wild Things Are by author Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are is a story about a young boy named Max. Max has been sent to bed without dinner and chooses to wear a wolf costume to bed. Max's adventures are ones you will want to share with your children. Where the Wild Things Are is a winner of the Caldecott medal and is listed as one of the best illustrated children's books of all time. This is my sons favourite book at the moment. Out right now is the feature film.
#2 The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
This is a great story about love. Teaching our children to give and to love others can sometimes be a challenge. Read this story to your child. It is sure to be a favorite.
#3 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
This famous bedtime story will rhyme your child to sleep for sure. Considered one of the most loved picture books this one is popular with all ages. Margaret Wise Brown, a former teacher, wrote this book about a little bunny who wishes goodnight to all his surroundings.

#4 Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
This easy to read book by Dr. Seuss is so easy to read that you will find yourself memorizing the words. This one has great rhythm and humor. If you love Dr. Seuss books you are certain to love this one.
#5 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judy and Ron Barrett
Hilarious is an understatement for this book. It is definitely a must read. This book is fun to read and even more fun to talk to your child about once you have read it. A stormy day begins this fantasy about raining food. Your imagination will run wild with this one.
#6 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar has eaten its way into the hearts of millions of children and adults around the world. This is the story about a very hungry caterpillar that eats way too much.
#7 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Waking up with gum in his hair is a sign of the kind of day Alexander will have. He finds his day getting worse and worse as the day goes on. This story helps us teach our children to find humor even in the worst situations.
#8 Guess How Much I Love You by author Sam McBratney
This book teaches children how to express their feelings in more ways than one. With great content as well as artwork, this award winning story will bring your children begging to hear it over and over again.
#9 Pat The Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Published in 1940 this story about Paul and Judy has been classified as timeless. Whether babies are learning to play peek a boo or older children are learning about their senses, this interactive book will thrill them all.
#10 Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
This humorous, sentimental story hardly ever leaves a reader with a dry eye. This is a simple story that will touch your heart. Love You Forever is not only a must read, but a must have for any library.


  1. #10. My 22 year old son just reminded me of this story. It's a MUST present for new moms. While it's wonderful when they're little, you'll bawl your eyes out when they grow up and get married. (which mine is doing in January)

    Good picks

  2. One of the best things parents can do is read great graphic literature to young children. It's an opportunity gateway and sets the future path for academic success. Cudos to you!

  3. I have everyone of these...except #9.
    Guess i'll have to check it out!

  4. Are You My Mother is another story that delights toddlers over and over again. It's a keeper!

  5. Hi! I was looking around for some thumbless mitts for my wee one and came across your site...and realized that you're in the same Simcoe area as myself :) Who would have thought?! One of my favorite books is Goodnight Moon. My first three children LOVE the book and I'm looking forward to my fourth enjoying it as well.

  6. Wow, small world isn't it. I love goodnight moon, so simple. I can't wait until I have more children someday like you who will also enjoy it. Congrats!, and Happy Knitting!!! :)