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We are compiling a list of childrens books parents recommend. So share your top childrens books, submit childrens book reviews, or suggest childrens books to read.

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The Magic finger by Roald Dahl 
The magic finger is also another good book to read. The story is based on an eight year old girl, who has a finger, which is rather magical but does …

My Dog Eats Peas by Tonya Neumeister 
My Dog Eats Peas My Dog Eats Peas is a heart-warming story about a 2nd grade boy and his dog. It teaches children the utmost important …

MAX - The Mouse With (Almost) Perfect Manners
by
Henri
 
Max Nibblington is a Camembert lover with perfect manners. But when he takes his girlfriend Molly out for a birthday dinner, his manners are not quite …

How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together
by
Beatrice Schenk De Regniers
 
How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together This is a wonderful book about two very different "people" (Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse) …

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
by
Laura Nuemeroff
 
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...) This book is beloved by all four of my children, from ages 2-22. My oldest was …

Childrens Encyclopedia 
The Usborne Science Encyclopedia (Library of Science) A children's encyclopedia is the best book for complete knowledge for …

Richard Scary's
Please and Thank You Book
 
Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book (Pictureback(R)) I read this to my daughter as a very young child. This impressed …

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by
Eric Carle
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book Everybody likes to eat, and the "very hungry" caterpillar is no exception. He chows …

Princess Atelia And The Wishing Star
by
Lynette Roberts
 
Princess Atelia And The Wishing Star is not an ordinary princess tale. Atelia is not like the other girls in her neighborhood and school. Some may consider …

Mister Dog (The dog who owned himself)
by
Margaret Wise Brown
 
Mister Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself (A Little Golden Book) This was my favorite book as a child, and now I enjoy reading …

CORDUROY
by
Don Freeman
 
Corduroy (40th Anniversary Edition) My seven year old son has a teddy bear and he never seems to go anywhere without it since …

Love You Forever
by
Robert Munsch
 
Love You Forever This is a tear jerker. It's about the relationship between a boy growing up who needs and depends on his mother. …

Silly Sally
by
Audrey Wood
 
Silly Sally: Lap-Sized Board Book This delightful rhyming verse book is well-illustrated, silly and was a gift to me as I was …

The House With 9 Rooms
by
Stacie Williams
 
The House With 9 Rooms This would make a great book to read to children. It's not particularly educational but it can teach …

Animorphs Series
by
K. A. Applegate
 
Animorphs Box Set (Books 1-4) I think these books are amazing! At a little higher level, the books are so easily readable it …

Chicka Chicka ABC
By
Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
 
Chicka Chicka ABC This was one of my favorite books when I was young. I recently purchased it for my Two and a half year old …

Lily's Crossing
by
Patricia Reilly Giff
 
Lily's Crossing Although I'm nearing eighteen and have read more books than I can remember, there is one I shall always cherish. 'Lily's Crossing' …

The Magic Magpie
by
Daniel Britton
 
The Financial Fairy Tales: The Magic Magpie This little gem is just like an old fashioned Fairy Tale, only instead of scaring …

The Giving Tree
by
Shel Silverstein
 
The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD The book the Giving Tree was read to me when I was in second grade. This book …

The Little Engine That Could
by
Watty Piper
 
The Little Engine That Could: Deluxe Edition Classic books like 'The Little Engine That Could' are timeless and continue to …

Weekend with Wendall
by
Kevin Henkes
 
A Weekend with Wendell Sophie is challenged by spending a very long weekend with Wendall, a boy that is a true force of nature. Sophie …

What A Wimp By Carol Carrick  
Carol Carrick's books This book was truly inspiring to me. A boy, the new kid, just wanting to find friends winds up with so much more than …

The Christmas Adventure of Space Elf Sam
by Audrey Wood
 
The Christmas Adventure of Space Elf Sam After people start to live on other planets, Santa cannot possibly get all the presents …

Richard Scarry's Bedtime Stories 
Richard Scarry's Bedtime Stories Richard Scarry books are always a great choice for your child's reading. His illustrations …

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Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure
by
Andrew J. Shoup
 
This book is my favorite because it's all about apples which are my favorite fruit, I mean what 12 year old doesn't like apples or adventures which …

The Monster At the End Of This Book
by
Jon Stone
Illustrated by Michael Smollin
 
The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) (Big Little Golden Book) The Monster At the End Of This Book is a timeless …

Lucky Star by Cathy Cassidy 
Lucky STAR is a great book for kids because it teaches the young ones about the meaning of life, that respect has to be earned and not bought or …

Dr. Suess 
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) Dr Seuss …

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
by
Eileen Christelow
 
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD) This book is an awesome book to read and learn from. …

Portraits of Little Women
by
Susan Beth Pfeffer
 
Beth's Story: Portraits of Little Women The Portraits of Little Women Book Series goes through each of daughters from the original little …

Each Peach Pear Plum
by
Allan and Janet Ahlberg
 
Each Peach Pear Plum (Picture Puffins) This is such a lovely book, kids just love finding the hidden nursery rhyme characters on each page: …

Clearance Childrens Books: A GREAT Way to Get More Books! 
Clearance Childrens Books I wanted to put this up among our reviews because it is such a fantastic way to buy lots of childrens books at a …

I Love You More, by Laura Duksta. 
I Love You More by Laura Duksta This is a book that I loved to read to children in the Child Care Center where I taught some years …

Angela’s Airplane
by
Robert Munsch
 
Angela's Airplane (Annikins) I loved this book long before I learnt that Robert Munsch is an author of best-selling children's books. I loved …

Santa Claus
by
Rod Green
 
Santa Claus This book is a must have in every family home during the holidays. I found this book at a local book fair and …

Little House in the Big Woods
by
Laura Ingalls Wilder
 
Little House in the Big Woods Book and Charm (Charming Classics) This is the first in the series about the pioneer girl who changed the way …

Are You My Mother?
by
P.D.Eastman
 
Are You My Mother? (Beginner Books(R)) This is a heartwarming story about a little bird that hatches and his mother is not there and he …

Hamilton Troll Meets Pink Light Sprite 
Hamilton Troll Meets Pink Light Sprite (Volume 1) The “Hamilton Troll” children’s book series are inspirational and educational fully illustrated …

Baby Bella Goes...  
Baby Bella Goes... "Baby Bella Goes..." is a Kindle book for young readers. Don't have have a Kindle? That's not a problem, you …

Pinky Bunny's First Day of Kindergarten
by
Kristina Cardoza
 
Pinky Bunny's First Day of Kindergarten This is a cute book. It teaches colors and has letters, numbers, and shapes in the book …

Matilda by Roald Dahl 
Matilda Matilda is a really good book to read by far. The story is based on a girl called Matilda, who is very intelligent but has a very …

Hollywuffs
Tails of a Pampered Pooch
 
Hollywuffs (Tails Of A Pampered Pooch) An adorable book for children ages 7-9. My daughter loved it. The book is about 100 pages …

Stevie Tenderheart:
A Favorite Place To Be . . . A Bedtime Story
 
Stevie Tenderheart My Favorite Place to be...A Bedtime Story This lovely bedtime story is designed to be read aloud, it has a wonderful …

A B C Fun And 1 2 3
by
Shirley Erwee
 
ABC Fun & 123 This down-loadable program is an excellent way to teach your kids their ABCs and Numeracy. Written by Shirley Erwee, who has home-schooled …

Baby Books 
I have just come across a wonderful website that is devoted to reviewing baby books! Baby Books Guide.com is written by a teacher, who is also a …

Toko of Coco Oko Written and Illustrated by Andrew J Shoup 
Toko of Coco Oko Andrew Shoup's, Toko of Coco Oko is a delightful book about a young islander finding his place in life. He tries …

Planet Of The Dogs
by
Robert J McCarty
 
Planet Of The Dogs Far out in the sky, on the other side of the sun, lies the Planet of the Dogs. Dogs have always lived there in peace and …

The Polar Express
by
Chris Van Allsburg
 
The Polar Express An Amazing story about how anything can happen - Don't believe - inspire you to believe. Wishing from the …

Amara Chitra Katha Comics
by
Anant Pai
 
Inspired by the Phantom Comics - Amara Chitra Katha Comics are Inspirational and Evergreen For All Time. Nanjunda. P Bangalore Karnataka, India …

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Elffolk And The Crystal Caves of Atlantis
by Tina McFadden
 
Elffolk and the Crystal Caves of Atlantis This is a wonderful adventure story for 7 to 10 year olds. Two little elves (actually one is not …

The Life And Times Of Lilly The Lash
The Toy Store
by Julie Woik
 
The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash: The Toy Store The second book in the adventures of Lilly The Lash, is a story about creating friendships …

The Life And Times Of Lilly The Lash
The Garden Gathering
by Julie Woik
 
The Life and Times of Lilly Lash: The Garden Gathering Written by Julie Woik and Illustrated by Marc Tobin, The Lilly the Lash books are truly …

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