Tuesday, October 4, 2011

top 5 tuesday: favorite childrens books

My best friend Amie and I share a love of great childrens books. Even as an adult, I love a great (and sappy) story with a good message behind it. Over the years we've gifted some of our faves to each other for birthdays, Christmas, etc. Some of them remind me of my childhood and some of them I hope to read to my children someday. Some of them are cute and some of them make me cry. But all of them are my favorites!

So for today's Top 5 Tuesday, I'm sharing my top 5 favorite childrens books of ALL TIME! (in random order)

1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
2. The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola
3. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
4. I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
5. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Numbers 1 & 4 should be sold with a box of Kleenex. I often gift #4 to friends who have babies. My mom read it to me as a girl. Number 5 was the very first book I ever read.

What are some of your favorite childrens books?


  1. Oh, I love children's books! And I have kids so I read a lot of them:) Some of my favorites are Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
    Bunny, My Honey by Anita Jeram
    A Special Trade by Sally Wittman (This tearjerker is, sadly, out of print)
    Snowbound With Betsy by Carolyn Haywood (This is a chapter book, my favorite of the Betsy series)
    I'll stop at five but I could go on and on:)

  2. Such a good list.

    The first book I ever read was Big Dog Little Dog. (Same author that wrote Go Dog Go.)

    My list would include:
    -The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
    -Strega Nona by Tomie DePoalo
    -The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
    -Mrs. Nelson is Missing
    -Anything by Shel Silverstein

    And so many more. : )


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