Best Ever Books to Read to Young Children

When my children were little, we spent a lot of time reading books together.  It helped foster a love of reading in my children that remains to this day.

Here is a list of some of our favorite books to read aloud.

  • Bed Time for Bear – Sandol Stoddard
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear – Bill Martin
  • A Child’s Garden of Verses – Robert Lewis Stevenson
  • Corduroy – Don Freeman
  • Fairy Tales – Hans Christian Anderson
  • George and Martha – James Marshall
  • Georgina and the Dragon – Lee Kingman
  • Goodnight, Moon – Margaret Brown
  • Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
  • Spot Goes for a Walk (or any of the Spot books) – Eric Hill
  • The Story of Ferdinand – Munro Leaf
  • The Sweet Touch – Lorna Balian
  • The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
  • When I’m Sleepy – Jane Howard
  • William’s Doll – Charlotte Zolotow
  • Winnie the Pooh – A. A. Milne

Make your reading time a special time.  Cuddle with your child in a cozy blanket or let them sit on your lap in the most comfortable chair in the house.  You’ll be glad you did!

Now, think about it – what are your favorite read-aloud books?


Kelly Ling is a work-at-home, homeschooling mother of five. She has mentored many homeschooling and work-at-home moms over the past eighteen years. Kelly also owes a home-based web design business. When not doing web design, she is constantly updating some of her homeschooling/work-at-home websites – Homeschool-Articles.com and  Homeschool Top Sites are two of her favorites.

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3 Responses to “Best Ever Books to Read to Young Children”

  1. avatar Maria says:

    TOO MANY ANIMALS SLEEP IN MY BED by Judith Clark

    THE GIVING TREE by Shel Silverstein

  2. avatar Tavi Greiner says:

    Audrey Penn’s “The Kissing Hand” is another wonderful storytime book.

  3. avatar Callie Hunter says:

    Thanks for your reading suggestions. I have two children and our family loves to read, especially at night. I wanted to share the name of stories we’ve enjoyed.

    “I love you stinky face” by Lisa Mccourt,”A mother for Coco” by Keiko Kasza and
    We particularly enjoy “Bedtime for Meaghan” by Celi Camacho. These are all sweet and tender stories.