Our Favorite Children’s Books

Over the years we’ve accumulated a nice list of our favorite books. As of Spring of 2011, our oldest daughter is almost 8 years old.

Do you have a favorite book that isn’t on this list? Please add a comment with the scoop. Thanks a bunch!

Our neighbors and friends have given us books that we continue to love and we especially thank Jan and Mark, Leona, Laurie, Amy and Jen! 

Here’s our list in progress (a few more to come) with some comments from the kids.

Blueberries for Sal – Robert McCloskey

Good Dog Carl by Alexandra Day – “He’s so cute, I wish I had a dog like that!”

I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt – “Even if I smelled like a skunk, my Mom would love me.” “Bon Appetit!”

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse

One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey

Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester – “Ten fingers up!” It’s funny, there’s hunters in it and penguins that make me laugh. Tacky always marches 1-2-0, 2 1/2, 0.”

The Kangaroo from Woolloomooloo by Joy Cowley

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel – “The old man with the ladder wakes up from the swirly mist and jeweled blossoms – I love the drawings!”

When Sophie Gets Angry – – Really Really Angry by Molly Bang – “The colors go from red to blue, sort of like madness to calmness”

The Cosmic Zoo by Alexandra R. Kapur-Fic – “Many stories in one book that are imaginative and teach a lesson at the same time.”

All About Doggie and Pussycat: How They Kept House and All Sorts of Other Things As Well by Josef Capek

Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Bridge to Terabethia by Katherine Paterson

D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri D’Aulaire

Holes by Louis Sachar

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingals Wilder


Runner’s Up

Alpha and Omega adapted by Aaron Rosenberg

Anthony the Perfect Monster by Angelo Decesare – “Kind of scary for little kids but I like how Anthony finds out that trying to be perfect is not good.”

The Best Toy of All by Fran Manushkin

The Diggingest Dog by Al Perkins – “The other dogs make fun of the Diggingest Dog and walk away, but he ends up being a great dog. His master says, Good for You!”

Treasury of Virtues: Courage, Love, Honesty by Jennifer Boudart