Discover an amazing story for your kids:
Best Top 10 Children’s Books
Of all Time
These are in no particular order and are absolutely my own personal opinion. I think everyone has their own top ten based on their own childhood, likes and dislikes and/or personality. My list will certainly differ from yours and are often not considered great literature.
- The Bible. I grew up reading it, still do. I think the earlier kids read it, the more it sticks.
- Peter Rabbit. Beatrix Potter’s words and pictures combine to make a book that’s both pleasing to the eye and soul.
- Mimi the Merry-go-round Cat. Dorothy Haas had a way of making the kitty seem so real to me as a child. I probably read this one 1000 times. Great literature? No. But that’s the lesson here…what I write may never be considered great literature, but it might speak to one child somewhere and influence them to want to write a story one day. Mimi is one of the reasons I write today.
- “Nursery Rhymes.” I loved having them read over and over to me as a little child. I think it’s super important to read repetitively to a child even though it’s one of those things that drives parents nuts. I read Thomas the Tank Engine books to my boys till I thought I would run screaming from the house, but they loved it and couldn’t wait till they could read it for themselves. That’s what basic nursery rhymes did for me.
- Fun with Dick and Jane. Dick and Jane taught me to read. ‘Nough said.
- Charlottes Web.
- Oliver Twist. Not exactly considered children’s lit perhaps, but it made me stretch. I didn’t understand a lot of it, so it made me ask questions and seek answers.
- If Jesus Came to My House. Another little book I read over and over and over. It’s the first book I remember thinking about a lot. It made me want to behave and be a good person.
- Harry Potter. Although I confess, this wasn’t my personal favorite, it was a big influence on my boys. Sometimes It’s tough to get boys to read and JK Rowling managed somehow to make reading cool again. As a parent, I appreciated that.
- Good Night Moon. Perfection on paper.