“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”

Kathleen Kelly’s line in You’ve Got Mail is spot on. There’s something magical about the books you fall in love with as a child and they’re made even more special when you get to share them with your own kids.

We asked our readers to share which childhood favourites they couldn’t wait to read to their kids and today we’re sharing them with you. Keep scrolling to get some fun ideas for your bookshelves or your next trip to the library!

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman

Beware the Dragons! by Sarah Wilson

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The Balloon Tree by Phoebe Gilman

Jamberry by Bruce Degen

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

George and Martha by James Marshall

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

The Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer

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Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

The Berenstain Bears books by Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Which of your favourite childhood books would you add to this list? Comment below!

31 Childhood Books We Couldn't Wait To Read To Our Kids

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