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Books Parents Love Reading to Their Kids

In the sixth edition of the Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report, parents revealed their favorite books they love reading aloud to their kids.
on February 09, 2017

When parents choose what books to read for family read-aloud time, they're not only promoting healthy literacy habits and being reading role models for their children, it's also a great bonding opportunity.

In the sixth edition of the Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report, parents just like you were asked what books they could read over and over to their kids. From new favorites that make their little one giggle to old-time classics that moms and dads had on their bookshelves, this list is full of perfect read aloud books spanning across all age bands. 

See which books made the list below. And for more information on this year's Kids and Family Reading Report, click here

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney 

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (and the entire Harry Potter series) by J.K. Rowling 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle 

Llama Llama Red Pajama (and the entire Llama Llama series) by Anna Dewdney

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (and the entire Pete the Cat series) by Eric Litwin

Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell

Curious George by H.A. Rey

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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