We are big believers in having lots of books. If someone asks me what the kids want for a birthday, holiday, etc I always say books. It’s one thing I never have a problem buying them more of. Thankfully, like me both my kids are big readers. I get a lot of questions on what my favorite kids books are so I made the best guide to children’s books to help you out if you are looking!
The Best Guide To Children’s Books
- On The Night You Were Born
- Guess How Much I Love You
- Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You
- Llama Llama books – All of them
- You’re Here For A Reason
- My Very Own Name Books (We have TONS)
- Boyton Books
- Do Cows Meow
- Do Crocs Kiss
- The Wonderful Things You Will Be
- First 100 Words
- My Love Will Find You Wherever You Are
- Biscuit Books
12 – 24 months:
- Is Your Mama and Llama
- Pop Up Peekaboo Books (there are A LOT- we have most all of them)
- A is For Apple
- 10 Little Dinosaurs
- A is for Activist
- 1,2, 3 Count With me
- Pacifiers Are Not Forever
- Bye Bye Time
- Hands Are Not For Hitting
- From ABC to JAYZ
- 1,2,3 with the Notorious BIG
- 5 Little Monkeys
- ABC What Can She Be
3 years and up:
- The Giving Tree
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Daniel Tiger Books
- Berenstain Bear Books (my mom saved all of mine from growing up so we have an insane collection)
- The Gruffalo
- Where The Wild Things Are
- Harold and the Purple Crayon
- Dear Girl
- Dear Boy
- Elephant and Piggie (we have all of them)
- Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus and other Pigeon books
- The Ninja Series
- Ada Twist Scientist
- Iggy Peck Architect
These are not all the books we have or use but these are my favorites and the ones I think everyone should have! Liam and Charlotte love books and we keep them in both of our cars, and pretty much all over the house. My favorite places to find great books for a great price are: Marshalls, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Amazon, Half Priced Books, and any used bookstore!
I would love if you suggested more in the comments below for any mom looking to build her family library! Or to give me more ideas!
What’s your favorite children’s book?
This post was originally published in 2019 and has been updated for 2022
Green Ham and Eggs is a classic! I remember I read it when I was young. Nice to know it’s still popular, haha! 🙂
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It’s never too early to start reading to children so I love this list. My boys used to love listening to stories when they were younger.
My daughter is about to go to 1st grade and she loves Dr Suess!!
What a great selection of books! My daughter used to love The Very Hungry Caterpillar when she was tiny…
My boys love to read and we have so many books. We are doing a summer reading program through the library and they both got to pick a new book to keep while we were. They love the Berenstain Bears books and Dr. Seuss. My mom and my mother-in-law saved all of our books so we have those, too.
This is a great reading list! My kids love to read so I always try to update our library so they have fun and interesting things to read!
Awesome books for babies and toddlers. I can recommend these to moms who have kids in this age range as they are always seeking English books.
Such an interesting list of books. I love getting my friends kids books and I’ll have to seek out a few from this list!
Aw, reminds me of all the books I read when I was young. I enjoy reading and when I do get my own, I will make sure they read a lot too! Thank you for this list!
Definitely some classic children’s books there. My daughter always appreciated the ones I could put voices along with. She had a lot of fun when I did that. I miss those days of reading to her honestly.
I love giving books as gifts to friends with young children. This list is a great reference!
This is such a helpful post Going to pass this along to my sister to read too.
This is a good blog post. I could come up with 20 in an instant too. I love this age where they want to snuggle up in your lap and read.
There are so many great books for kids of all ages. Your curated list is a good starting point for parents who are feeling overwhelmed by all the choices.
My favorite children’s books are Guess How Much I Love You and Goodnight Moon! I also loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar when I was little as well. Those books make me so happy to this day!
What a great list! I’ll have to send this over to my sister-in-law as her boys are really into reading lately
What an amazing post! I always get books for my 5 year old niece and 1 year old nephew. Definitely going to check these options out!