Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Our Favourite Children's Books

I'm sure its pretty obvious that I love to read, but what makes me so very happy is that my girls also love to read (or be read to). Their ideal trip out of the house is to go to our local library - they just love it! We often pick a favourite book and read it a million times until Sweetpea can basically 'read' the entire story to Ladybug.

Over the last 3 years these are a few of the books that have stood out as favourites around our house. This list is in no way complete, and is growing daily. I am sure that I have missed more than a few!
A Ride on Mother's Back by Emery Bernhard and Durga Bernhard

Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch and Sheila McGraw

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

I Love You All Year Long  by Steve Metzger
Complete Adventures Of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Any story to do with princesses or fairies. I am currently attempting to grow my collection of these Flower Fairies stories.

What are your favourite children's books? We are always looking for new ones so I would love to hear from you!


  1. I love all the Dr. Seuess books. Always so classic.

  2. Followed you here from Book Blogs. You have a beautiful layout. I'm really liking this. Nice organized method for posting many books at once too.

  3. @April

    I love them too! My girls are a little young for them, they loose interest too fast but we have a bunch of classics!

  4. @Vamchoir

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for stopping by!

  5. Where to start...first, I have a collection of almost 1000 picture books that even though I am not in the classroom anymore, I just can't even think of parting with.

    Some of my favorites for girls (I believe that's what you have) are: Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney; Silly Sally and The Napping House by Audrey Wood; the Fancy Nancy books; the Eric Carle books; Karma Wilson's Bear books; Helen Lester's Tacky the Penguin books; Nancy Elizabeth Wallace's books (these are fantastic - it's either a bear family or a rabbit family and they are a cross between fiction and nonfiction; some titles are Apples, Apples, Apples; Pumpkin Day!; Seeds, Seeds, Seeds.)


  6. @Kristin

    Wow, Kristen! What a great list of books for us to check out! Yes I do have girls, thank you for taking the time to list some of your favourites for us!


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