“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!
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