What is one of the things I miss most about being a kid? Bedtime stories. When I was a kid, I had a whole closet full of books that I would read, read, and read again and ask others to read to me too. It didn’t matter if it was my Mom, my Dad, my grandparents, cousins, or anyone else- if someone could read and it was night time, you can be sure that I had a book picked out and ready to be read to me. The
blog A Mighty Girl offers some great suggested readings geared toward girls with strong female characters. This is a great site to check out if you have a little girl. My post today is going to be on some of the classic children’s books. The books we tend to pick up again and again with a sense of nostalgia and some of my personal old favorites.
Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown
Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
Falling Up, and other poetry by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
Green Eggs and Ham, and other stories by Dr. Seuss
Holes, by Louis Sachar
Charlotte’s Webb by E. B. White
The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and others by Roald Dahl
Curious George, byH.A. Rey
Looking for even more children’s books to read? Check out the Children’s Book Guide for the Top 100 children’s books of all-time.