Your Family's Favorite Children's Books

We asked our Facebook audience what their family&s favorite children&s books are. Here&s what they had to say.
By Scholastic Parents Staff
Apr 04, 2017



Apr 04, 2017

Does your child have a special book he must read before bedtime? Do you have a classic title you love reading with your family that shares a piece of your own childhood? Children's books are the perfect tools to encourage literacy and provide a meaningful connection between parents and children. Plus, reading your personal favorite always makes for a fun walk down memory lane.

So, in celebration of National Children's Book Day, we asked our Facebook audience what their family's favorite children's book is and why they love reading it to their child. 

Take a look at their responses and see if your family's favorite made the list! 

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 

"We read the Green Eggs and Ham over and over." - Sandra Caballero 

The Princess in Black (series) by Shannon Hale 

"My 2-year-old is OBSESSED with The Princess in Black series by Shannon Hale. She loves the great pictures, the fluffy dresses, and the monster fights. She even grabs long sticks to use as a staff and yells, "Twinkle Twinkle Little BAM!" - Chelsea Cawley

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss 

"The Lorax is our current favorite and Wacky Wednesday always brightens our mood! He can't get enough Dr. Seuss!" - Carolyn Kelly Peters

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

"Are You My Mother?" - Rebecca Patel

Red Light, Green Light by Margaret Wise Brown

Go, Dog. Do! by P.D. Eastman

"My daughter loved to read Red Light, Green Light by Margaret Wise Brown over and over again as a preschooler. We checked it out of the library so many times, the librarian told us to buy our own copy. Unfortunately it was out of print, but I was able to order a very good used copy. My son loved Go Dog Go. It was easier to find." - Marilyn Dykstra

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

"My daughter saw Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and said it is her favorite. She learned about the moon with this book. We've read it to her since she was a newborn." - Erika Crawford 

"My grandson Ryan has loved Chicka Chicka Boom Boom since I started reading it to him as an infant. When I walked in, he would bring it to me, saying, 'Shicka, Schicka.'" - Charlotte Ewseychik

Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems

"'Happy Pig Day' by Mo Willems" - Cindy Bernal

Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex 

"We read 'Goodnight Goon' every night! Lol" - Lindsey Dolan

Frog and Toad Are Friends (series) by Arnold Lobel

"Our three-year-old is obsessed with Frog and Toad. My mom read it to me when I was little as well, and it's the first book I can remember reading out loud." - Bethany Overland Jack

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 

"My youngest child came to us three years ago on March 14. He was quiet and reserved. But he loved to be read to and when he found Good Night Moon, he was so excited, it was like finding an old friend in a strange new home. As he entered, his third year of life, he fell in love with Sandra Boynton, especially Moo, Baa, La,La, La. Books were definitely the bridge for our cultural gap." - Lily Field

Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton

"Our favorite bedtime book was Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton. Even though my son is way too old to read that book I still quote the opening line 'the moon is out, it's not getting late let's get ready to celebrate, pajama time!'" - Jodi Pace

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 

"Where the Wild Things Are is a favorite around here!" - Karianna Brown

The Family Book by Todd Parr 

"My daughter (2) goes through phases of what her favorite book is, right now it's "The Family Book" by Todd Parr. The book is full of bright and colorful characters. It talks about how families can be different and that's okay they are all special." - Jennifer Cummings

Llama Llama Red Pajama (series) by Anna Dewdney

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (series) by Mo Willems

"They've outgrown them now but the Llama Llama books were so much fun to read! Don't let the pigeon books were also a hoot (or rather a coo) to read too!" - Amy Smith

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

"My baby always wants me to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas, he loves little Cindy Loo Hoo, I love how it teaches them that we don't need stuff to be happy. Happiness comes from the inside." - Shannon Schleif

Parts by Tedd Arnold

"Parts! Awesome book!" - Scot N Carrie Herman

Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss 

"10 Apples on top by Dr. Seuss" - Brian And Sue Blair

Bad Kitty (series) by Nick Bruel

"The Bad Kitty series!" - Dawn Czarnecki Seshadri

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