So often, the most influential books you’ll read in your lifetime are the ones we read during our childhood years. Many of us remember the books we loved to read or the ones we asked our parents to read every night before bedtime. From classic stories to adventurous, modern-day tales, here are some of the most classic children’s books we once enjoyed, and are certain our own kids will love them too.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
Originally published in 1994, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is still a modern classic that all children love. The story allows children to watch as the caterpillar eats his way through the pages of this beautifully illustrated book.
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Probably one of the most famous children’s authors of all time. With so many incredible Roald Dahl’s stories to choose from, children will be engrossed for days. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory tells the story Willy Wonka’s famous and wild chocolate factory that is finally opening and how five lucky children who are allowed inside get to explore his candy-filled adventure! Definitely a classic for our bookshelves.
The Cat In The Hat – Dr. Seuss
When siblings Sally and Conrad find themselves alone at home, a talking, fun-loving cat comes to visit them. This leads to complete leading to utter craziness in the house. But what an enjoyable book it is!
Charlotte’s Web – E.B White
Charlotte’s Web has been a children’s favorite since the book was written in 1952. It tells the story of a little girl, a chatty spider, a comical rat and a pig in this adored story of friendship, brilliance and the cycle of life. Make sure your children get to read this beautiful classic.
Harry Potter Series- J.K Rowling
A relatively new adventure series tells an intriguing story of Harry Potter, and his wizarding friends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible, fantasy novel will most certainly be enjoyed by all.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Bill Martin, Jr
A delightful toddler picture book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The book is created to help toddlers identify colors and meanings to objects. A great book for children aged 2-6 years old, and is a must to add to your home library.
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Judith Viorst
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a must-have for every child’s bookshelf. A never-ending popular book is about a young boy, Alexander who is having a terrible day. I’m sure we can agree that gets can easily relate to this book which is why they enjoy it so much.