Parenting Magazine recently shared their picks for The Best Books to Read With Your Kids, as chosen by their editors. Their list is below, how do they stack up to your favorites? I agree with and am familiar with many of them. A few are new to me; I'll be checking those out during our next library visit.
If it were my list, I'd have to add The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and the Little House Series. I think both have captures generations of young minds and continue to garner fans, although admittedly, the Chronicles may be considered young adult and not children's which is why I'm thinking the Potter books have also been left off. I also at a loss as to why none of Chris Van Allsburg's fantastic titles made the list.
Do you agree with the list, or are there titles missing you think should be added? Please leave your suggestions in the comments, I'm always ready for a new children's book to get lost in and share with my daughter.
- Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
- The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
- James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl
- Wonder Bear Tao Nyeu
- When Sheep Cannot Sleep Satoshi Kitamura
- No Flying in the House Betty Brock
- Skippy Jon Jones, Lost in Spice Judy Schachner
- Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Betty MacDonald
- Ruby and the Booker Boys: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley Newton
- Where The Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
- Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish
- Strega Nona Tomie dePaola
- Five Little Peppers Margaret Sidney
- Fancy Nancy Jane O'Connor
- Free to Be You and Me Marlo Thomas
- I Want to Go Home! Gordon Korman
- Peppermints in the Parlor Barbara Brooks Wallace
- The Great Brain John D. Fitzgerald
- B is for Betsy Carolyn Haywood
- Bobbsey Twins Laura Lee Hope
- Heidi Johanna Spyri
- The Lorax Dr. Seuss
- Tar Beach Faith Ringold
- Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans
- If I Built a Car Chris Van Dusen
- Bread and Jam for Frances Russel Hoban
- The Ramona Series Beverly Cleary
- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert O'Brien
- What Do People Do All Day? Richard Scarry
You can see the cover of each book and access purchase links through the original post.