Top 10 books, from babies to young readers

As a mother and avid reader, I firmly believe in reading with your children regardless of their age.

I also believe that books are the perfect gift for anyone, regardless of age.

I started reading to my children when they were only a few months old. My oldest son is 12 years old and his thirst for knowledge and love of reading really warms my heart. I like to think that I have something to do with it. Even if I no longer read to him or with him, I will always treasure the moments we spent together crawling under a blanket and being transported into a fantasy world that I could experience through his eyes.

I decided to do some research and compile the List of the 10 Best Children’s Books of All Time, From Infants to Young Readers. These books will be the perfect gift that you will continue to give for years to come.

Most of these books I enjoyed reading with and for my children and I hope you enjoy them with your little ones.

Top 10 books for babies

1. Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

2. Goodnight Moon from Margaret Wise Brown

3. Go, dog, go! By PD Eastman

4. Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

5. Mr. Brown Can Moo! You may? By Dr. Seuss

6. Toes, ears and nose! By Marion Dane Bauer

7. Mrs. Mustard Baby Faces by Jane Wattenberg

8. Sandra Boynton’s Navel Book

9. Sandra Boynton’s Bedtime Book

10. My Byron Barton car

Top 10 books for toddlers

1. Let’s go bear hunting By Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

2. Audrey Wood’s nap house

3. Ruth Krauss’s Happy Egg

4. Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

5. Sheep in the Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw

6. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess

7. How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

8. Todd Parr’s Family Book

9. Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar

10. Saxton Freymann’s fast food

Top 10 Books for Preschoolers

1. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

2. Harold and the purple Crockett Johnson crayon

3. Jamberry by Bruce Degen

4. Cars and Trucks and Things That Pass by Richard Scarry

5. The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews

6. The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

7. Happy Birthday Luna from Frank Asch

8. Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

9. Walter the Farting Dog By William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray

10. Willabel Tong’s Big Book of Bright and Bright First Words

Top 10 Books for Older Children (Kindergarten – Grade 2/3)

1. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

2. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

3. Alexander and the terrible, horrible, bad, very bad day By Judith Viorst

4. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

5. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

6. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

7. The Velvet Rabbit by Margery Williams

8. Olivia by Ian Falconer

9. Shel Silverstein’s Bounty Tree

10. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

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