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.
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!
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
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
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." - Lily Field
The Lorax and 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
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
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 Lou Who. I love how it teaches them that we don't need stuff to be happy. Happiness comes from the inside." - Shannon Schleif