Saturday, March 23, 2013

20 Books Every Home with Children Should Have

If you have children you probably have a beautiful library of books or if you are new to having children you are probably building your library. I thought I would share with you a list of books I think every home with children should have. Most of these are books that I loved reading as a child so they were must haves when I began having children. Some of them are even books that were mine as a child. They have gotten lots of love! This would also be a great list to share with a new mom at a baby shower.

20 Greatest Books

I will start with the book no child should live without! This book has been read in my lifetime more than I could ever count! We actually have three copies of it!

1) Goodnight Moon ~by Margaret Wise Brown


2) The Very Hungary Caterpillar ~by Eric Carle

Eric Carle is one of our favorite but this is our favorite by him.


3) Just in Case You Ever Wonder ~by Max Lucado


4) Snuggle Puppy, A Little Love Song ~by Sandra Boynton


5) I Am A Bunny ~Richard Scarry


6) Where the Wild Things Are ~by Maurice Sendak


7) God Gave Us You ~by Lisa Tawn Bergren


8) Love You Forever ~by Robert Munsch


9) Go Dog Go ~by P.D. Eastman


10) The Tawny Scrawny Lion ~by Kathryn Jackson


11) A koala Grows Up ~by Rita Golden Gelman


12) Grimms’ Tale For Young & Old ~by Ralph Manheim


13) Caps For Sale ~by Esphyr Slobodkina


The next two are by another favorite author of ours that we have several of his books but these two are our favorites.

14) The Giving Tree ~by Shel Silverstein


15) Where the Sidewalk Ends ~by Shel Silverstein


The last 5 on our list are all time favorites by our #1 favorite author. You can’t go wrong with any of Dr. Seuss’s books but these are our favorites by him!

16) The Sleep Book ~by Dr. Seuss


17) Green Eggs & Ham ~by Dr. Seuss


18) The Lorax ~by Dr. Seuss


19) Horton Hears A Who ~by Dr. Seuss


20) Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories ~by Dr. Suess


I hope you enjoy this list as much as I enjoyed putting it together! I am always looking for great books to add to our collection,  I would love to hear what your family’s favorite books are, leave me a comment below! Also visit me on Facebook!


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  1. Hi Bonnie,

    Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured your Book list today as part of a Teacher Appreciation post! Thanks for linking up to our Simply Create Link Party. Have a great week. :0)


  2. This is a great list! (Which I found through Melissas blog)
    My son Benjamin is 13 months old and my favorite book to read him is "If I could keep you little" by Marinanne Richmond. I have bought it for all my friends for their childrens first birthdays! A runner up would be "I love you through and through" by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak.

    1. We also love the book I love you through and through! I will have to look for If I could keep you little, I am always looking for new great books for our family! Thanks for stopping by! Bonnie