Bed time is my favorite time of day. Not only because it means I finally get to take off my mommy hat for a few hours, but because I get to snuggle in bed with my kids and read. We love the adventure, suspense, and comedy that a good book can provide. If you're looking to share the love of reading with your little ones, you may want to check out a few books your child won't be able to put down.
Sharing a book with your child is not only a great way to spend quality time, it is the perfect way to introduce a love of reading that should stay with them as they they grow. Some of the titles are old favorites from beloved children's authors like Dr. Seuss and Judy Blume, while others are from a new generation of kid-lit faves like Mo Willems. But all of the books on this list are guaranteed to remain favorites for years to come.
The next time you visit your local library or book store, be sure to check out some of these titles that are sure to be a hit with your little readers. You may even find that you want to read a few of them on your own.
1. 'The Cat In The Hat' by Dr. Seuss
2. 'The Princess In Black' by Shannon and Dean Hale
3. 'The Giving Tree' by Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree is another children's classic that parents will enjoy reading just as much as their children. The story follows a relationship between a boy and a tree. The boy uses the tree for shade, fruit, and shelter until the boy becomes an old man, and the tree has nothing left to give.
4. 'Superfudge' by Judy Blume
Judy Blume hits a home run with Superfudge. In the story, Peter has enough trouble with his annoying little brother, Fudge, and is now worried about the arrival of his new baby sister. How will he cope with moving to a new town and a new school where Fudge will be able to bug him?
5. 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' by Judi Barrett
6. 'Chicka Chicka Boom Boom' by Bill Martin Jr.
7. 'Fox In Socks' by Dr. Seuss
8. 'Ramona The Pest' by Beverly Cleary
9. 'Harold And The Purple Crayon' by Crockett Johnson
10. 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' by Jeff Kinney
11. 'Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing' by Judy Blume
You can't read Superfudge without reading the prequel, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Everyone with a younger sibling knows how annoying they can be. Fourth-grader Peter Hatcher has to share a room with his younger brother, Fudge and deal with his temper tantrums, gross habits, and trouble-making tendencies.