{Top Five} Friday

2.11.2011

{Top Five} Children's Books:

I'm a sucker for children's lit. It's most definitely my favorite kind of literature, so this top five was way too hard for me to narrow it down, and since this is my blog and I make the rules, here are some more that I love that are written for the slightly older child, or for me, a full grown adult, who happens to love her imagination:
The Little Prince
The Giver
The Last Unicorn
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
<3 The first two books make for great Valentine's Day reads!

I love books that are fun to read out loud. 
I love books with beautiful illustration. 
And I love books that are full of symbolism. 
So if you have any that I need to add to my collection, please let me know!

27 comments

The One Klar said...

....you didn't put Where the Wild Things Are?? I like these choices though. Also...A Little Princess is so so so very beautiful!

Amanda said...

The Giver is my favorite book ever! I'm also a huge Harry Potter fan.

Jennifer said...

I love Harry Potter!

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Alexa said...

Skippyjon Jones is my absolute favorite!

mandyface said...

Nice round up! I love these books! My favorite kids book, hands down, is The Hungry Thing.

mary elizabeth said...

i LOOOOOVE 'i like you' -- seriously the cutest & sweetest book ever. i gave it to my husband when we were dating!

Lara said...

These are all my favorite books in the world! Love You Forever makes me teary eyed EVERY time.

Brianna said...

I love all the books you listed. I am also a fan of THe Litte Critter books by Mercer Mayer, and The Little Bear Books by Else Holmelund Minarik.. for older readers I love Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary...

The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

You HAVE to add The Kissing Hand to your collection. It is so precious, you will love!

angela hardison said...

great list.

you should add my two favorite go-to's for baby shower gifts, because they are beautifully designed from the 60s by none other than Paul Rand: Little 1 and
Sparkle & Spin.

dani said...

Ruby The Copycat, The Trouble With Trolls, The Giving Tree...

I teach preschool so I could perhaps write you 548570345 more! :)

Alexis Kaye said...

I LOVE kids books so much! p.s. I posted my proposal story on my blog :)

Sydney said...

I love The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

HollyDolly said...

I love A Lovely Love Story! My boyfriend got it for me for valentines day one year and I always read it to our little family friend when she comes over. Its so cute.

Holly
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Chloe said...

harry potter... no adjective can really describe my love (:

xox
chloe

lauren said...

books that are full of symbolism?
the narnia series, for sure. i am reading them right now, and i literally gasp out loud. there are so many amazing references to Christ, the Atonement...you will love them.

Emily said...

J'aime bein "Le Petit Prince"

Bon choix

Elizabeth said...

All fantastic choices! Thank you for sharing a great list.

Jessica said...

The Napping House! My Kindergarteners LOVE it...it's my all time favorite read aloud!

Rachel said...

I cannot wait to have kids so that I can read to them. It is my very favorite 'babysitting' activity to do now. I'd never seen that Edward Monkton book you listed first, but it looks adorable -- next time I take my cousins to the library, I am looking that one up.

When my (youngest) sister was born, I (the oldest) loved reading to her, and our favorite book was "The Seven Silly Eaters"... It's still circulating around the family.

Johanna said...

I love "children's" books! My favorites are Narnia and Harry Potter. I just started A Little Princess, which I guess is a book for children, but a bit older. I haven't read that far, though. The 'princess' in the title caught me.

I read The Little Prince a little while back. I want to read it in French, but I don't know French. Sad. Haha!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i could read the HP series over and over for the rest of my life and never tire of it. of course, i have to remind myself that adults don't do things like that. so i throw in grown-up books in between HPathons.

Irene said...

I wrote a post about my (top 5) fave books from my childhood last week. you should read jim button by michael ende, there are two of them and are lovely!

http://meheperdido.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/1737/

dani said...

Ruby The Copycat, The Trouble With Trolls, The Giving Tree...

I teach preschool so I could perhaps write you 548570345 more! :)

The One Klar said...

....you didn't put Where the Wild Things Are?? I like these choices though. Also...A Little Princess is so so so very beautiful!

angela hardison said...

great list.

you should add my two favorite go-to's for baby shower gifts, because they are beautifully designed from the 60s by none other than Paul Rand: Little 1 and
Sparkle & Spin.

mary elizabeth said...

i LOOOOOVE 'i like you' -- seriously the cutest & sweetest book ever. i gave it to my husband when we were dating!

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