Recently several of you have mentioned how much you enjoy book suggestions for your children. If you know me, I love to talk about books - I just didn't know that anyone enjoyed listening!
The following list is books that I consider children's classics. Many of these books I remember from my childhood. Others I was found while searching for books for my children but all are at least several decades old.
Every child should be on a first name friendship with Petunia, Corduroy, Angus and Frances! And these books should be easy to find in any library.
Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
A big job for just a little guy.
Corduroy by Don Freeman
We all wish for a home and a friend.
The Story of Ping by Marjorie Flack
The setting in China makes this book endearing.
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Frances visits our dining room table when we have a picky eater.
Chanticleer and the Fox illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Classic tale with one of our favorite illustrators.
Petunia by Roger Duvoisin
Proud Petunia finds that she needs to learn to read to be wise.
Angus and the Cat by Marjorie Flack
Sometimes an enemy becomes a friend!
A Pocketfull of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill
A cricket travels to school in a pocket!
I'll stop there - and share the rest of my list later.
I'd love to hear about the books that you fell in love with as a child - and now enjoy reading to your children.
You can find more of my favorite children's books in the lists for winter, spring, boys, girls, nature and agrarian books.