Top 10 Classic Books That Parents Should Read to Their Kids


Top 10 Classic Books Parents Should Read to their KidsA few years ago hundreds of people from around the world sent in suggestions for over 300 different books through Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and direct email.  Many of these submissions included stories of how they enjoyed the books as a child and how their own kids are enjoying them today. 

After reviewing this list, it was decided that the selections should stay the same.

The most common response submitted was “anything by Dr. Seuss.”  Unfortunately, we couldn’t count that but quite a few of Theodor’s titles were submitted.


The Top 10 Classic Books Parents Should Read to Their Kids:

  1.  Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

  2.  Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

  3.  The Giving Tree by Shel Siverstein

  4.  The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

  5.  Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

  6.  Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey

  7.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

  8.  Charlotte’s Web by Elwyn Brooks White

  9.  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archabault

  10.Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss


The voting was very close for the Top 10 so we decided to include the next 5:

11. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

12. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

13.  Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

14.  Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman

15.  Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton


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