There are a ton of kid’s books that we will never seem to have enough moments to happily indulge in. From the quirty rhymes of Dr. Seuss to the inspiration of The Little Train That Could, our all-time beloved children’s books will always hold a special place in each of our hearts. Below are ten of the hundreds that helped make our childhoods all the more imaginative and exciting.
1. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
I remember being read this by my mother who always became so animated and intriguinig when she read my brother and I bedtime stories. Madeline was among my favorites because of her profound independence and ceasless wonder about the world around her.
2. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
What begins as a misunderstanding based on appearances alone turns into a happy ending that stirs up giggles and joy for all who read it.
3. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
A widely loved story surrounding a young boy and his adventures and bonds with creatures unknown to our world.
4. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
A precious story about a house that has been in a family for generations, perfectly built on top of a hill, and the symbol of family, morality, and simplicity that it represents.
5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
An innocent and big-hearted young bunny lies in bed while saying goodnight to all the toys, knick-knacks, and other objects in his room. Not forgetting the beautiful cream moon.
6. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Following the first snowfall of the freezing winter season, a young boy named Peter excitedly observes and explores all of the places the snow has fallen in his neighborhood.
7. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Harold, a creative and curious pre-schooler, goes for a late night walk only to begin drawing just about everything he sees in sight.
8. Eloise by Kay Thompson
I can only imagine what it’s like as a parent to raise a child that is as rambunctious and nosy as Eloise is, though I can’t help but love her! Her personality is so rich and even though she’s practically the definition of spoiled, I loved reading all about her adventures at the Plaza Hotel.
9. Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
The yummy story of a young badger named Frances who pleads with her parents to only give him her favorite treat for dinner from now on: bread and jam. Young Frances soon realizes that she is unable to live a life with a lack of variety of foods.
10. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
The beloved universal classic ignites wonderful memories of simpler, worry-free times. Truly, one for the ages and one that is definitely worthy of being passed along from generation to generation.
Which children’s novels bring back some of your best memories?
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