Are you looking to give a book as a gift, or to purchase a few to spruce up your at home library? Here are all the children’s books you need collection!
This list is in no way meant to be exhaustive. While these links below will go to Amazon, we always recommend supporting your local book seller first, or even checking with your local library.
Children’s books you need: old favorites
Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus (really anything by Mo Willems!)
Splat the Cat– There are tons more in this series to explore once you fall in love with Splat!
Good Night, Good Night Construction Site– Kids love the rhyming and repetition, and the series has expanded!
children’s books you need: representation matters
This Is How We Do It– a real life look at how kids around the world live, eat, go to school and more.
Lemonade In Winter– a simple introduction to counting money
Julian Is A Mermaid– a beautiful story about encouraging and loving someone no matter what their interests
Festival of Colors– a book about Diwali
Home– illustrations of homes around the world
The Paper Kingdom– a sweet story about parents working shift work, and making the best of difficult situations.
Strictly No Elephants – a story for younger readers about inclusion
Children’s books you need: Books with a lesson
Books to make you laugh
Warning: Do Not Open This Book– your kids will literally LOL!
Spoon– this one is entertaining for kids and parents.
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales– still holds up after all these years!
The Book With No Pictures– another one that will have them ROFL.
The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet– show me a kid who doesn’t love potty humor.
Pet Dad– so relatable for parents
Girl Power Reads
Grace for President This title is out of print, so definitely check out a used book store or your library!
Interstellar Cinderella– a 21st century Cinderella story
Books To Give As Gifts
These books would be perfect for a baby shower, to gift a new baby, or to give on special occasions.
Love You Forever We dare you not to cry!
I Wish You More– perfect for a graduation, or as a keepsake to have each of your child’s teachers sign like a yearbook to give to them at their high school graduation
Looking for holiday books? Check out this list!