Reading to your child or just looking at books together is one of the great joys of being a parent. It’s also vital for stimulating language and cognitive skills, building motivation, curiosity, and memory, and much, much more. One of the best things about books is that there’s something for everyone. And, while there are far too many great books in this world for us to make the definitive best kid’s book list, we did want to highlight a few that we’ve loved with our own families – and we’d love to know your favorites, too! So, today we’re sharing the very best kid’s books for all ages and if you share your picks in the comments, you’ll be entered into a giveaway!
Here are some of our favorite kid’s books:
This book about colors uses images from the story “Alice in Wonderland” and it’s full of imagination with interesting artwork that your baby or toddler will love.
“Guess How Much I Love You” is a simple and beautiful story that has become a classic and you’ll find quotes from it on nursery artwork and decor across the country. “To the moon and back…” – the loving phrase at the end will bring a tear to many a parent’s eye as they think of how much they love their little ones.
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? He revolutionized children’s literature and made reading more fun than ever before. “Fox in Socks” is jam packed with tongue twisters that will entertain your child and get you both giggling.
Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum.
In this classic of modern children’s literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. “Goodnight Moon” is full of wonder and feels serenely timeless.
Maurice Sendak’s tale of Max the king of the wild beasts has very few words, but amazing artwork that captures a world of imagination. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over.
Winnie the Pooh’s humble wisdom and simple way of describing the world makes these stories both fun and inspirational – a true must-have for every family bookshelf.
“I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there’s gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.” So begin the trials and tribulations of the irascible Alexander, who has been earning the sympathy of readers since 1972. People of all ages have terrible, horrible days, and Alexander offers us the cranky commiseration we crave as well as a reminder that things may not be all that bad.
Lola is a fussy eater. A very fussy eater. She won’t eat her carrots (until her brother Charlie reveals that they’re orange twiglets from Jupiter). She won’t eat her mashed potatoes (until Charlie explains that they’re cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji). There are many things Lola won’t eat, including – and especially – tomatoes. Or will she? Two endearing siblings star in a witty story about the triumph of imagination over proclivity.
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