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I’ve been a book junkie for as long as I can remember. My grandmother got me my first library card at the age of seven and I’ve been hoarding books ever since. Old college textbooks? Yes, I still lug them around with me every time I move. (Surely I’ll need to reference one of them at some point, right?) I’ve made a habit of gifting books to little ones since I first became an aunt to a beautiful niece a whopping 12 years ago. And I’m not going to lie – children’s books are a bit of a passion of mine. Here are 10 favorite children’s books, perfect for gifting or treasuring for years to come…


  • Corduroy 1 of 10
    Corduroy
    Corduroy by Don Freeman is perhaps my all-time favorite childrens book. Bonus, it features an irresistibly cute teddy bear.
    Get it at Amazon.
  • Where the Wild Things Are 2 of 10
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is one of those books that captivates the imagination.
    Get it at Amazon.
  • The Cat in the Hat 3 of 10
    The Cat in the Hat
    It doesn't get much more classic than Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat! Confession - I am still addicted to the catchy rhymes.
    Get it at Amazon.
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon 4 of 10
    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    The ultimate tale of imagination, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson is a true classic.
    Get it at Amazon.
  • The Polar Express 5 of 10
    The Polar Express
    Along with books I am also obsessed with Christmas so Chris Van Allsburg's beautiful story of Christmas spirit, The Polar Express, is a time-loved favorite.
    Get it at Amazon.
  • Walter the Farting Dog 6 of 10
    Walter the Farting Dog
    Yes, it's a story about a farting dog. But William Kotzwinkle's Walter the Farting Dog is also a hilarious tale about love.
    Get it at Amazon.
  • Curious George 7 of 10
    Curious George
    Penned by H. A. Rey and Margaret Rey, I am obsessed with all the Curious George stories. A Treasury of Curious George includes eight favorites.
    Get it at Amazon.
  • Dancing Class 8 of 10
    Dancing Class
    Cute little farm animals in tutus? Dancing Class by H. M. Ehrlich had me at hello.
    Get it at Amazon.
  • The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat 9 of 10
    The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat
    I used to have a massive collection of The Berenstain Bears books by Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain - The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat still owns a place on the living room bookshelf.
    Get it Amazon.
  • Leonardo the Terrible Monster 10 of 10
    Leonardo the Terrible Monster
    A tale of a monster who can't frighten anyone, I absolutely love Mo Willems's Leonardo the Terrible Monster.
    Get it at Amazon.

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