Kids are a lot different from adults. Often, nannusays want things to be exciting and interesting. As a parent, it can be hard to find something for your child that will keep them interested but doesn’t go over their head. There are many books geared towards children of all ages, but here is a list of ten books that some parents feel are the very best in the whole wide world.
The Cat in the Hat
This is one of the most famous Dr. Seuss stories and it’s a great book to read to children who are learning to read. Kids will learn phonics (A, B, C, etc.), the sounds that the letters make, and will also learn about rhyming and rhythm.
What is A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z?
The Frog and Toad
If you are a fan of Dr. Seuss, you will enjoy this book. Frog and Toad are best friends and this story is all about their friendship. The story is extremely fun and silly, and the illustrations are fun and colorful. This book is great for all kids.
Make Way for Ducklings
In this classic story, a father duck tells his ducklings to take a break from swimming and travel by land. They have a great time, and are all except Mother Duck.
by Margaret Wise Brown
This book is an absolute classic. This is my number one, and most certainly my daughter’s as well. My daughter loved this book when she was just learning to talk. She would ask for it at the slightest change in our schedule. The story’s main character, Miss Maggie, says goodnight to everything she sees before she puts her children to bed. Each page has a line that explains a new object. The illustrations have a softness that draws kids in, especially the cat in the circle, with one paw raised in the shape of a question mark.
by Alicia Paulson
Barnyard Dance is the book that helped my daughter fall in love with reading. She has been obsessed with horses since she was little. One of her favorite things to say is, “Nellie, you are a perfect lady.
Where the Wild Things Are
All across the country, parents have been thrilled with Where the Wild Things Are. The book is fun, imaginative, and with each page, your nannusays will get a little more brave. Like all great stories, you can see your child’s personality come through with this book. The first chapter tells Max’s upbringing. The second chapter is all about Max’s wild imagination and his very smart idea to eat everything in sight. Finally, we see Max’s encounter with the Wild Things and what he learns from them. The Wild Things are so terrible that Max decides to spend the rest of his days in his room in terror.
In the Shadow of the Moon
A mystery thriller for kids ages 9-12, this book follows the story of thirteen year-old Melanie who is searching for her long-lost brother.
One of the original books for younger readers, Hatchet has long been hailed as a great classic children’s horror story. The book tells the story of Joseph Root and his older brother Caleb who encounter a were-goat on their family’s farm. The story is equal parts frightening, mysterious, and hilarious. Author Gary Paulsen also wrote the beloved Hatchet II: Backwards, to add even more conflict and interest to the original.
Originally published in 1958, this classic has sold over 50 million copies worldwide. The book is all about the story of Little Top and his magical hat. Top loves his hat so much, that he doesn’t want to give it up.
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
Junie B. Jones is a fourth-grade girl who is obsessed with books. As a fourth-grader, Junie B. Jones isn’t much on math or science, but she has an insatiable curiosity about things that may be new and different to her. A lot of kids reading this book have an irrational fear of buses, but Junie B. thinks they are fun and funny. Although I haven’t read this book myself, parents say it keeps them up all night because they can’t wait to see what Junie B. has to say about anything and everything.
Goodnight Moon and Good Night Flora
This is one of the best children’s books to introduce children to God’s love.
Little House on the Prairie
Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of my personal favorite writers. Her Little House series is filled with descriptions of everyday life in the 19th century, and it helps kids understand what life must have been like for those pioneer families.
“The writings of Anna Sewell are very much like an afternoon walk in the country lanes with a great dog in hot weather, very soon leaving the ordinary world behind for a few hours and finding the landscape, animals, and people seem to be a little more like their own homes, their family and their friends, and if they encounter people that they don’t know, they can think, “Hmmm. I have never met him before, but I think we might get along together.