Monday, April 30, 2007

Children's Books

I'm a mom and I love to of course I read to my kids to foster their love of reading. These are my favorite children's books are:
  1. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  2. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
  3. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
  6. The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
  7. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  8. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  9. Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? by Dr. Seuss
  10. Whose Slippers Are Those? by Marilyn Kahalewai
  11. No David! by David Shannon
What are your favorites?


Florinda said...

I started reading to my son in infancy, and he was reading for himself by the time he was 4, so that early start works! Some of his favorites - and therefore mine - were:

Make Way For Ducklings - Robert McCloskey
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Dr. Seuss
Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! - Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss
(OK, I'd better stop listing these - just to sum up, Dr. Seuss was very well-liked at our house)
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel - Virginia Lee Burton
The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper

And the good part is that this almost-college-grad still reads for fun, although his tastes have changed in the last 20 years :-).

Anonymous said...

Fantastic list!

exskindiver said...

tikki tikki tembo.

Cherry said...

Not a mom yet, but here in Asia parents tend to use simplified local folkslore to read to their children.