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25 Must-have children’s books

25 Must-Have Children's Books

Whether you are looking for a book to read with your children, a gift for a loved one, to enhance your own library or taking a trip to the public library, we have compiled a list of 25 must-have children’s books to enjoy.

Although my children are now older, I still have many of my favorite children’s story books that I use to enhance literacy skills in the classroom, recommend to other parents or to share with family members. These are the books that have stayed in my collection and some that I have added to my library over the past few years.

25 Must-Have Children's Books

The Party

Stephanie’s Ponytail

Where The Sidewalk Ends

Duck, Rabbit!

The Gingerbread Man

It’s Okay To Be Different

the OK book

Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse

Where The Wild Things Are

Press Here

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chrysanthemum

CHALK

OLIVIA

Dot.

Little Pea

The Giving Tree

Chester

Mabel Murple

Scaredy Squirrel

From Head to Toe

The Napping House

Gruffalo

Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

Cuddle up and read to ensure that you use this time to bond with your child. Lifelong learning leads to lifelong success and being a reading role-model will assist in the reading fun. While reading, make the experience fun by using your voice to imitate a character speaking or role play to stimulate your child’s imagination. Try pointing out letters, individual words, rhyming words or pattern text to encourage your child to participate in the reading.

Don’t forget to give your child a chance to select their favorite books or to choose books of interest at a level that is relevant to your reader. Books with repetitive text, rich illustrations and predictability will give your child an opportunity to engage in the reading and explore and internalize a variety of texts.

While reading to, and with your child, through listening and speaking you are encouraging oral language skills, vocabulary development and print awareness skills.  

By promoting and supporting a love of reading, it is our hope that this passion will last a lifetime!

Which children’s book do you love reading over and over?

Meet the Author | Lisa


Lisa Kobrin is a mom to three children, aged 14, 17 and 19. She is passionate about education and loves home décor and fashion. She is the Sassy Mom to the Savvy Sassy duo and manages a team of creative contrbutors that work hard to keep moms up to date on the latest trends. Lisa loves social media and works on a variety of social media campaigns with brands big and small. Connect with Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram

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