Reading skills are not only important to your child's success at school but life in general. You can help ensure your child's success by reading to them beginning at a young age. Reading can improve their cognitive development, language skills, creativity, and increase concentration. Below are 10 of our favorite children's books for your child's little library!
by Margaret Wise Brown
In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.
Blueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey
Blueberries for Sal is a children's picture book by Robert McCloskey. The story features a little girl, Sal, and her mother as they go and pick blueberries —and a bear cub and his mother as they go and eat berries from the other side of the same hill.
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss
From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
by Don Freeman
This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room? Letters (literally) come to life in this alphabet book about a risky climb up a coconut tree.
First 100 Words
by Roger Priddy
Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book. There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about, and 100 simple first words to read and learn, too.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
by Laura Joffe Numeroff
This book is a great first introduction to Mouse, the star of the If You Give... series and a perennial favorite among children. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is perfect for beginning readers and story time!
The Rainbow Fish
by Marcus Pfiester
Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.