The Top 10 Classic Books Every Child Should Read

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Reading to our little ones is perhaps our favorite part of the day as parents. Once they are in their pajamas and just starting to get drowsy, they snuggle up to us and are ready for a wonderful story. The amazing thing about books is that not only do they transport your little one to a land filled with magic, fun and adventure, but us parents too. There are books that are simply “classics,” the ones that get passed down from generation to generation, beloved and cherished for many many years. Take a look at our top ten classic books that are must reads!

#1 – Where The Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak

This classic book was recently developed into a feature film. It is a must read for your little one, as they go on an adventure with Max and the Wild Things. Combined with the beautiful illustrations, Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is an instant classic. Let the Wild Rumpus begin!

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#2 – Harold and the Purple Crayon| Crockett Johnson

Not that we want our little ones running rampant across the halls with a purple crayon, but this book offers a peek into little Harold’s imagination, where his purple crayon takes him on all sorts of adventures. For over fifty years, this book has delighted and entertained generations!

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#3 – The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is well, very hungry! This little creature munches his way right through the book! Kids will adore the story and be entranced by Carle’s signature illustrations. With over 12 million copies in print and translated into over 20 languages, it is no wonder that this book has become a staple in every child’s home library!

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#4 – Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown

Quite often hailed as the undisputed ruler of bedtime stories,reading Goodnight Moon has become a bedtime tradition in millions of households across the world. From the gentle pictures to the lulling poetry, this book is the perfect way to end the day.

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#5 – Clifford The Big Red Dog | Norman Bridwell

Much like the lovable Clifford himself, this story grows more beloved with each new generation who reads about the giant pup and his owner, Emily Elizabeth. Join both in Clifford’s daily adventures and escapades as he learns important lessons such as how to be a good friend, good manners, and much more!

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