There are many books that are beloved by children of all ages. Some are classics. Others are new works that soon become classics. All of them teach life skills or lessons in ways that capture a child’s imagination for years go come.
Here are just five that all young children should read, say experts.
1. One Family, by George Shannon and Blanca Gomez. Parents magazine looked to Common Sense Media which named One Family as a must-read by the time your child reaches kindergarten. “Featuring multicultural families of many sizes, this counting book cleverly introduces the concept that ‘one’ can mean a single item or a collection of things,” says Parents.
2. Snuggle Puppy! By Sandra Boynton. Recommended by Growingbookbybook.com, beloved children’s author Sandra Boynton’s bright chunky board book boasts Boynton’s “inimitable language, her inimitable illustrations and her inimitable sense of fun,” in a sing-song fashion.
3. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, also recommended by Growingbookbybook.com, is also a small board book that tells the story of little bunny who says goodnight to all the objects he sees in and from his room, told in “quiet poetry” and “gentle, lulling illustrations.”
4. Skippyjon Jones, Class Action, by Judy Schachner. Romperl.com recommends this book, just one in a series, in which the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a chihuahua “wants to go to school….kids learn about the different things they may enjoy in school and get excited for the new adventure.”
5. Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection , also recommended by Romper, the quirky, much-loved classic tales and illustrations of Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Seuss Geisel) make learning sharing and caring in a most un-classic and fun way.