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My children and I love children's books, obviously. And so do my friends and fans on Facebook. So we made a list, together, and it is below. I didn't repeat books, and I didn't put the names of authors or illustrators - not because they aren't important, but because I couldn't type it all. Please check my facebook friend and fan pages for more details, or just email me. This list is random and long - and includes everything from board books to chapter books. Someone (well, actually, dear Catherine Elder) asked me about my favorite children's books. I'll mention just one for now: The Best Loved Doll by Rebecca Caudill   Sometimes I still dream about it. 


The Velveteen Rabbit

The Little Engine That Could

The Giving Tree

James and the Giant Peach

Where The Wild Things Are

A Wrinkle In Time

Stig of the Dump

Alexander and the Magical Mouse

Die Rosarote Kristal

My Side of the Mountain

Not Now Bernard

Little Blue Truck

The Phantom Tollbooth

Ferdinand the Bull

The Sea Thing Child

The Giver

The Elephant’s Child


Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor

My Father’s Dragon

Big Red Barn

Are You My Mother?

George Shrinks

Ten Apples Up On Top

Frog and Toad

Goodnight Moon

Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel

The Lorax

Charlottes Web


Nicolas Bunny

The Little House in the Big Woods

The Secret Garden

The Stinky Cheese Man

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge

The Littlest Angel

Freddy the Pig

Half Magic

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Snowy Day

And I Mean It, Stanley

The Revolt of the Darumas

The Thirteen Clocks

There’s A Nightmare in my Closet

Christina Katerina and the Box

The Mitten


Moo Baaa La La La

Dear Dolphin

Charles Addams Monster Rally

The Sea Around Us


Jenny Linsky books

Marvin K. Mooney

Whoa Joey

Miss Nelson is Missing

The Tin Forest

There’s a Monster at the End of this Book

Two Bad Ants

The Wretched Stone

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Watership Down

The Black Stallion

Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Trumpet of the Swan

Bread and Jam for Frances

Little Bear

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

The Runaway Bunny

The Boxcar Children

McElligot’s Pool

North to Freedom

Sylvester the Mouse with the Musical Ear

Green Eggs and Ham

Blueberries for Sal

Scaredy Squirrel

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Keep the Lights Burning Abbie

The Little House (!)

Make Way for Ducklings

A Child’s Garden of Verses

Miss Suzy


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The Quiltmaker’s Gift

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Franklin the Turtle

Meet the Woodland Folk

Brendon Chase

Noggin the Nog

The Blueberry Girl

The Paperbag Princess

Mole and Troll

Miss Rumphius

Each Peach Pear Plum

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt


Mouse Paint

The Little Critters


The Cockatoucan

A Little Princess

The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Linnea’s Windowsill Garden

Harry the Dirty Dog

Wacky Wednesday

Cattle Drive

The Cow That Wouldn’t Come Down


A Regular Rolling Noah

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Curious George

Mr. Putter and Tabby

The Metamorphosis

Bridge to Teraibithia

Noisy Nora

In The Night Kitchen

Neverending Story

Alexander and the Wind Up Mouse

Your Monster Momma Loves You So

Fanny’s Dream

I am a Bunny

Peek A Who

St. George and a Dragon


Wilfred Gordon McDonald Patridge

Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book

Stuart Little

Andrew Henry’s Meadow


Paddle to the Sea

The Child’s Garden of Verse

Wolf Story

The Ver Persistent Gappers of Frip

The Little Red Hen

Anne of Green Gables

Little Women

The Wind in the Willows

Ramona & Beezus

Ribsy the Dog

The Prince and the Pauper

Gulliver’s Travels

Her Stories

Noah’s Ark (Barbara Shook Hazen)

Old Turtle

The Tale of Three Trees

The Paper Crane

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

Misty of Chincoteague

Where the Red Fern Grows

Three Little Horses

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

The Precious Present

Treasure Island

Nobody’s Boy

Barrington Bunny

Winnie the Pooh

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    Its a big list actually. My kids are very fond of listening stories. Especially at night just before sleeping. I bought many children's books with beautiful illustration. Kids like pretty pictures. I have some of the books you mentioned here. Thank you for sharing list of nice books. I am sure ...
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Such a comprehensive list - but I think you forgot my daughter's favorite as a child - the 14 Oz books by L. Frank Baum. LFB was an interesting man - raised as a feminist by his mother, a friend of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an early advocate of women's rights. The book's main characters are girls (rare for a books published in the early 1900's), having all sorts of magical adventures. I think these books were, in a lot a ways, written a hundred years before their time.

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