Childrens’ Books

My daughter, Nyaya, loves to read. Or, more accurately, she loves to be read to. I’m really happy about this fact, and I hope she continues to love books for a long time to come.

But it has meant we have gone through a lot of books. Here’s a list of which books have been, in some week or other, Nyaya’s favourite book. They’re arranged in rough order of when they were her favourite book, though my memory on this score is surely rather hazy.

If you have any suggestions for similar books, I’d love to hear from you either in comments, in email, or on Facebook.

  • B is for Bear – Roger Priddy
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? – Eric Carle
  • Eat – Roberta Grobel Intrater
  • The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
  • Jazz Baby – Lisa Wheeler
  • Of Thee I Sing – Barack Obama
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Judith Viorst
  • Bittle – Patricia & Emily Maclachlan
  • Homemade Love – bell hooks
  • Andrew’s Loose Tooth – Robert Munsch
  • Ten Little Fingers – Mem Fox
  • More Pies – Robert Munsch
  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider – Constanza Basaluzzo
  • Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs – Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
  • Smelly Socks – Robert Munsch
  • Topsy and Tim Visit London – Jean Adamson and Gareth Adamson
  • The Cat in the Hat – Dr Seuss
  • Knuffle Bunny – Mo Willems

One Reply to “Childrens’ Books”

  1. Hey Brian,
    I just ran across this post and unfortunately both my girls are asleep so I can’t look at their bookshelves, but here are a few recommendations off the top of my head:

    –Knuffle Bunny has two sequels. Knuffle Bunny Too was my younger daughter’s favorite for weeks. reading Knuffle Bunny Free may have caused it to get a little dusty in my house.

    –there are a bunch of good Mem Fox titles. try Where is the Green Sheep?

    –Sandra Boynton, especially the Good Night Book, Not the Hippopotamus, and Hippos Go Berserk.

    –if you can get someone to send them to you from Australia, all the Grug books.

    –I’m a Shark, by Bob Shea.

    –all of Roger Hargreaves’ Mr Men and Little Miss books, which I’m sure you remember from your youth.

    –If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Hopefully that’ll get you off to a good start….


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