We’re big, fat book nerds over here. Through weekly trips to the library and countless hours spent with stacks of books at Barnes and Noble, my girls and I have read a whole lot of children’s books. Some were sweet. Some were laugh-out-loud funny. Some made me scratch my head and wonder how the hell they ever got published.
Through the years we have cultivated a list of favorites. We consider them classics. Some have been around longer than I have. Others aren’t as old as my preschooler. But all of them have helped make my girls excited, voracious readers.
I put together a list of 30 of our favorite children’s books and made a fun little printable library card to help track your reading. Just enter your email below and the printable (along with a list of links to each of the books) will be delivered directly to your inbox!
Some of our favorite must-read children’s books:
- Children’s Books That Celebrate Girl Power
- Funny Poetry Books for Kids
- Read Aloud Chapter Books for Young Kids
- Comparing Goldilocks
- Earth Day Books for Kids
- Family Favorite Children’s Books
- Favorite Read Aloud Books
- Les Petits Fairytales
- Children’s Books for Sick Days
- Best Kids Halloween Books
- Author Spotlight: Mo Willems
- Favorite Toddler Books
- Children’s Books That Adults Love
Now, if I’ve missed one that you consider an absolute classic, don’t be afraid to call me out on it. In fact, I want you to! Maybe it was an oversight that will leave me slapping my forehead in shame. Maybe I haven’t discovered it yet. Either way, I want to know about it!