Sunday, January 24, 2010

Favorite Young Children's Books

My husband watched my son on Friday night so I could go browse at the bookstore (one of my favorite things to do). I spent the entire time in the children's section. There are so many great books for kids, so I thought I would post what I think are the best. I'd love to hear your favorites, too!

Sandra Boyton Books - I especially love the Belly Button Book and Pajama Time
Dr. Suess - The rhythm of these books is great for kids development and kids seem to love them. I love Dr. Suess's ABC Book and my son loves the Cat in the Hat.

P.D. Eastman - A protegee of Dr. Suess. Some of my favorites of his include Go, Dog Go! and The Best Nest.

Eric Carle - He wrote the classics the Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joff Nummerhoff

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
The Napping House by Audrey and Don WoodDog Breath by Dav Pilkey - This was voted by the 3rd graders I volunteered with in Oregon as their favorite a few years ago. It is a clever story. I think younger kids will enjoy this, too.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakClick here for a list of the top 100 children's books of all-time.


  1. How nice of you to include Janan Cain's The Way I Feel! We love it so much there is also a board book edition AND now it's in Spanish, too! Mrs. Cain also helped us create a free downloadable how-to plan for teaching kids to draw facial expressions. See and select "Teachers" and then "Classroom Activities."

  2. If you have girls then you have probably heard of Fancy Nancy. Another funny one is Alice the Fairy. My four year old daughter loves them.