Children's Books We've Read and Liked

It's probably a weird personality quirk that I have, but I like to make lists of things. I'm always on the lookout for good books to read with my children, so I've decided to keep a list of the books that we've read and liked. A year from now when we're looking for something to read, I'll be able to go back to my list and remember the favorites. This will also help when the next child in our family is reaching the next stage of books and I'm trying to remember the best books to read.

All of the books on the list will not necessarily be amazing and rank at the top of our favorites, but I will only include books that we enjoyed checking out from the library and likely renewed to read again.

If you scroll down you'll notice four categories: Favorite Authors, Family Read Alouds, Picture Books, Board Books, and Beginner Readers.

Take a look, and maybe you'll find something to add to your reading list.

Favorite Authors
Sandra Boynton (board books): Moo, Baa, La La La; Barnyard Dance; Pajama Time; and more
Eric Carle (board books): The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear ...(and Polar Bear and Baby Bear); Head to Toe; and more
Mo Willems: Pigeon series, Elephant and Piggie series, Knuffle Bunny; and more
Laura Numeroff: If You Give a Pig a Pancake; and all the other If You Give a...
David Shannon: No, David series; Duck on a Bike
Doreen Cronin: Click, Clack, Moo; and more
Jane O'Connor: Fancy Nancy picture and beginner reader books
Lynley Dodd: Hairy Maclary series, Wake Up Bear

Family Read Alouds (longer chapter books that we read out loud together)
The Winnie the Pooh Storybook

Picture Books
 August 2010
Come along, Daisy! / Simmons, Jane
Miss Mingo and the first day of school / Harper, Jamie
"Stand back," said the elephant, "I'm going to sneeze!" / Thomas, Patty

July 2010
The napping house / Wood, Audrey
Giraffes can't dance / Andreae, Giles
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly / Taback, Simms
No, David! / Shannon, David
The wind blew / Hutchins, Pat
1 2 3: A child's first counting book / Jay, Alison
Blueberries for Sal / McCloskey, Robert
A frog in the bog / Wilson, Karma
Little Pea / Rosenthal, Amy
Doctor De Soto / Steig, William

June 2010
Wake up, Bear / Dodd, Lynley
The big wide-mouthed frog : a traditional tale / Martín Larrañaga, Ana
Duck on a bike / Shannon, David
A visitor for Bear / Becker, Bonny
What color is your underwear? / Lloyd, Sam
Cock-a-doodle quack! quack! / Baddiel, Ivor
Cat the cat, who is that? / Willems, Mo
The wolf's chicken stew / Kasza, Keiko
A frog in the bog / Wilson, Karma
Old Bear / Henkes, Kevin
Mouse Count / Walsh, Ellen Stoll
Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash / Weeks, Sarah

Beginner Readers
July 2010
Would you rather be a bullfrog? / Dr. Seuss

June 2010
Mrs. Wow never wanted a cow / Freeman, Martha
A kiss for Little Bear / Minarik, Else Holmelund
Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus / Park, Barbara
Frog and toad all year / Lobel, Arnold
Come back, Amelia Bedelia / Parish, Peggy

Board Books
August 2010
Good night, Gorilla / Rathmann, Peggy
How do dinosaurs count to ten? / Yolen, Jane

July 2010
Cookie's Week / Ward, Cindy
The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear / Wood, Don

June 2010
Blue hat, green hat  / Boynton, Sandra
Spot can count / Hill, Eric

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