Children’s Classics

Ok, I’m not going to reinvent the wheel here because I know there are A THOUSAND places you can go to get good kids’ books lists.  But I’m going to put some here just for posterity.  These are books that are worth adding to edify your little children’s library for all-time.  It doesn’t include some of the staples, but it does include books that I have read personally and consider either good literature or good education.

First Books  

  • Spot
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Snowy Day
  • Goodnight Moon
  • Guess how Much I Love You?
  • Pat the bunny
  • Hello Bee (Sassy)
  • Curdoroy

Preschool Books

  • Curious George
  • Ferdinand
  •  Make Way for Ducklings
  • One Fine Day
  • Blueberries for Sal
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  • Harry the Dirty Dog
  • Little Bear
  • Bedtime for Frances
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Story of Babar
  • Caps for Sale
  • What would you do with a Kangaroo?
  • Frog and Toad
  • If you give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Are You My Mother?
  • Madeleine
  • Jesse Bear, What Will you Wear?
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo
  • The Carrot Seed
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon
  • The Little Engine that Could
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Two Little Trains Going West
  • Angus Lost
  • Katy-No Pocket
  • Prayer for a Child
  • The Big Green Pocketbook
  • Ask Mr. Bear
  • The ABC Bunny
  • Play With Me
  • Stone Soup
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Judy Dunn books (“The Little Puppy,” “The Little Kitten” etc)

PreK/Kindergarten Books (Harder/Longer)

  • Mike Mulligan  and His Steam Shovel
  • The Little House
  • The Tales of Peter Rabbit
  • Paddington Bear
  • The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh
  • My Little Golden Books

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