As a mother and avid reader, I am a firm believer in reading with your children no matter what their age.
I also believe that books are the perfect gift for anyone, regardless of age.

I started reading to my children when they were only a few months old. My oldest son is 12 years old and his thirst for knowledge and love of reading really touches me. I like to think I have something to do with it. Even if I no longer read to or with him, I will always treasure the moments we spent together tucked under a blanket and being transported to a fantasy world that I got to experience through his eyes.

I decided to do some research and compile the Top 10 Children’s Books of All Time List, from Babies to Young Readers. These books will make the perfect gift that will keep on giving for years to come.

Most of these books I enjoyed reading with and to my children and I hope you enjoy them with your little ones.

The 10 best baby books

1. Pat The Bunny By Dorothy Kunhardt

2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

3. Go, dog, go! By P.D. Eastman

4. Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

5. Mr. Brown can moo! Can? By Dr Seuss

6. Toes, ears, and nose! By Marion Dane Bauer

7. Mrs. Mustard’s Baby Faces by Jane Wattenberg

8. Sandra Boynton’s Belly Button Book

9. The Book of Going to Bed by Sandra Boynton

10. My car by Byron Barton

The 10 Best Books for Young Children

1. Let’s Go Bear Hunting By Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

2. Audrey Wood’s Nap House

3. The Happy Egg by Ruth Krauss

4. Yummy Disgusting By Leslie Patricelli

5. Sheep in the jeep By Nancy E. Shaw

6. Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Suess

7. How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

8. The Todd Parr Family Book

9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

10. Saxton Freymann’s Fast Food

The 10 Best Books for Preschoolers

1. Ezra Jack Keats’ Snowy Day

2. Harold and the Purple Crayon By Crockett Johnson

3. Jamberry by Bruce Degen

4. Cars, trucks and things that go by By Richard Scarry

5. Nina Crews’ Neighborhood Mother Goose

6. The amazing boy eats books by Oliver Jeffers

7. Happy Birthday Luna By Frank Asch

8. Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

9. Walter the Farting Dog By William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray

10. The Big Shiny Sparkly First Words Book by Willabong Tong

Top 10 Books for Older Children (Kindergarten – Grade 2/3)

1. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

2. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

3. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Not Good, Very Bad Day By Judith Viorst

4. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Bag by Kevin Henkes

5. Knuffle Bunny: A cautionary tale by Mo Willems

6. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs By Judi Barrett

7. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

8. Olivia by Ian Falconer

9. Shel Silverstein’s Giving Tree

10. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

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