Classic Children's Books That Parents Loved as Kids

Share the joy of your childhood favorites with your kids.

Jun 15, 2022



Classic Children's Books That Parents Loved as Kids

Jun 15, 2022

Remember getting excited to sit down and unwind with your favorite titles as a kid? Immersing yourself in books that lit up your imagination and curiosity played a huge role in developing a love of reading while you were growing up. Sharing that same love for your favorite childhood stories with your own child is one of the best ways to bond

From favorites like Where the Wild Things Are and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to classics like Anne of Green Gables and A Wrinkle in Time, this list of expert-chosen books will send you on a stroll down memory lane and open up a world of exciting adventures for your child. Filled with wondrous worlds, memorable characters, and engaging plots, these titles are perfect for sharpening your child's vocabulary, reading comprehension, and more. 

Encourage a love of reading with help from our guide, which includes fun books to read, book recommendations by interest, tips for getting your child to read for fun, and much more.

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