We asked what book(s) will you forever keep in your child’s bookshelf and why; these are your favorites.

DEPT_backtalk-1The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by Dubose Heyward

The Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams                                             

Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll                                               

The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Is There Really a Human Race? by Jamie Lee Curtis

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children by Caroline Kennedy                                                                                                  

Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Williems

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Williems

Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! by Mo Williems

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

The Paddington Bear Books by Michael Bond

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

The Wind Boy by Ethel Cook Eliot

The Lorax and The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss

Collections of Greek and Norse Mythologies

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm

The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Bulfinch’s Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Quick As a Cricket by Audrey Wood

Free to Be You & Me by Marlo Thomas

I Am Mixed by Garcelle Beauvais

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers                                                        

The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell

You are My I Love You by Maryann Cusimano Love

The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Murmel, Murmel, Murmel by Robert Munsch

Alligator Baby by Robert Munsch

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

Blue Hill Meadows by Cynthia Rylant

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

What Do People Do All Day by Richard Scarry

Cars, Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw

Half Magic by Edward Eager

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins

The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

How to Behave and Why by Munro Leaf

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt

Eloise by Kay Thompson

Olivia by Ian Falconer

The Little Prince by Katherine Woods and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin

The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein

It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Nancy Tillman and Eric Metaxas

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jane Dyer

Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace

Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

Arthur by Marc Brown

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen

Thy Friend, Obadiah by Brinton Turkle

Paddle-to-the Sea by Holling C. Holling

Where Children Sleep by James Mollison

Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Raggedy Ann and Andy by Johnny Gruelle

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Sight by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Mahalia Mouse Goes to College by John Lithgow

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Bear By Himself by Geoffrey Hayes

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Blossom and Boo by Dawn Apperley

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

The Rainbow Goblins by Ul de Rico

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

Mike Mulligan by Virginia Lee Burton

Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter by Diane Stanley

Usborne Farmyard Tales by Heather Amery

The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord

The Balloon Tree by Phoebe Gilman

The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont

Jamberry by Bruce Degen

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett;

The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce

There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent

Good-bye, Pie! by Tim Healy



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