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The 72 Best Children’s Books

The 72 Best Children’s Books

This the perfect list for new parents, or Mamas and Papas over their home library, this list will inspire your little reader to say “More, more, more books!” I’ve read my share of kids books to my own children, nephews, and years upon years of teenage babysitting. From the classics, to the new-school – they all have a place stacked high and low in all corners of my house!

Here are the 70+++ we read in high circulation with our kids. Do leave your comments with your family favorites we may have left off!

The younger/ starter book shelf for little kids books are on the top of this list, the lower you scroll – the older appropriate the books become.

The 72 Best Children’s Books

The 72 Best Ever Children's Books

Arthur Book Series
by Marc BrownView the whole Arthur Series here.
Big Brothers Don’t Take Naps by Louise Borden

In The Night Kitchen
by Maurice Sendak
Honk Honk Beep Beep by Daniel Kirk

by Don Freeman
by Michael Bond
The Berenstain Bears by Stan & Jan Berenstain

M Is For Metal by by Barry Divola & Paul McNeil

My Mamma Earth
by Susan B Katz
Pepi Sings A Song by Laura Ljungkvist

Oh What A Busy Day by Gyo Fujikawa

The Pigeon Needs A Bath by Mo Willems

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Skippy Jon Jones by Judy Schachner

View whole Skippy Jon Jones series here.

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Grandma’s Smile by Randy Siegel

Kate And Nate Are Running Late by Kate Egan

Mr Men &/ or Little Miss Series by Roger Hargraeves

Rocking Babies by Dr. n Berman & Cynthia Weil

That’s Not My.. Series by Rachel Wells

See all titles in the “That’s Not My..” series here

by Ludwig Bemelmans
by Kay Thompson
Elmo’s World by Mary Beth Nelson

Caillou Potty Time by Joceline Sanschagrin

Peppa Pig Series by Neville Astley

View the whole Peppa Pig Series here

No No, Yes Yes by Leslie Patricelli

View the whole Leslie Patricelli Series here

Harry The Dirty Dog
by Gene ZionView the whole Harry series here
Super Sprowtz by Radha Agrawai

Go Dog Go
by P.D Eastman
Ten Things I Can Do To Help My World by Melanie Walsh

For Baby
Five Little Lady Bugs by Melanie Gerth

Stomp Little Dinosaur
by Jo Lodge
It’s Time To Sleep My Love by Nancy Tillman

Knick Knack Paddy Wack by Paul O Zelinsky

Tails by
Matthew Van Fleet
Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos

View more in the Rotten Ralph Series here

Bananas In My Ears by Quentin English & Michael Rosen

Moo Ba La La La by Sandra Boynton

‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Sleepy Little Yoga by Rebecca Whitford

Stay Up Late by David Byrne & Maira Kalman

Bad Apple by Edward Hemingway

The House On East 88 Street by Bernard Waber

The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
Grandmother Lucy Series by Joyce Wood

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View the whole Grandmother Lucy series here

Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

How To Take Your Grandmother To The Museum by Molly Rose Goldman & Lois Wyse

Hunter And His Dog by Brian Wildsmith

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Brown Bear
by Bill Martin Jr
Mama Do You Love Me by Barbara Joosse

If Dogs Run Free by Bob Dylan

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Hug A Bug
by Eileen Spinelli
The Circus Train by Chris Van Dusen

The Baboon Who Went To The Moon by John Bush

Elmer’s Special Day by David McKee

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Paperback by Judith Viorst

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Julia’s House for Lost Creatures Hardcover by Ben Hatke

More, More, More Said The Baby by Vera B Williams

Baby Love by Helen Oxenbury

Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

Pajama Time!
by Sandra Boynton
by Janell Cannon


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