If you share our family’s addiction to books, you might face the same perpetual dilemma of never having enough bookshelves to house the titles that become beloved friends. This list won’t help you with that problem at all. These are some tried and true titles that have passed an important test: we’ve read them hundreds of times to our 3-year-old and don’t hate them yet (miraculous, no!?). The stories and illustrations of these books are enchanting and they have become classics in our household. Enjoy our list and may your bookshelves always overflow!
1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
3. Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina
4. Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges (Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman)
6. Wee Gillis By Munro Leaf (Illustrated by Robert Lawson)
7. Moon Plane by Peter McCarty
9. Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall (Illustrated by Barbara Cooney)
11. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Steed (Illustrated by Erin E. Steed)
12. Corduroy by Don Freeman
13. Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit: Tales by Beatrix Potter
14. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
15. A Color of His Own by Leo Lionno
16. Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger
17. Your Favorite Seuss: 13 Stories by Dr. Seuss
18. A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston (Illustrated by Sylvia Long)
19. Jamberry by Bruce Degen
20. The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
What picture books have you enjoyed even after a hundred readings? What would you add to the list?
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