14 Must-Read Children’s Books

Children’s books have a special power.

They let us go on adventures with Winnie the Pooh, be amazed at Charlotte’s Web, and enjoy the antics of the Cat in the Hat. Children’s books spark creativity and bring sweet memories of reading with our families.

If you are looking for a new book to read with your little ones, our providers have suggested a few of their favorites.

Everything is Mama by Jimmy Fallon- Favorite Children's Books

Sarah Null, PA-C

My twins love the Mama & Dada books by Jimmy Fallon. It’s our go to every time! They laugh those big belly laughs and now pretend to read to each other. It encourages early language & repetition. Now my oldest loves reading it to them and acting out the animals. It’s certainly a family favorite!


Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Princess Hair by Sharee Miller- Favorite Children's Books

Dr.  Michelle Forbes

My kids and I loved to read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. However, my current favorite is Princess Hair by Sharee Miller!


If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond- Favorite Children's Books

Goodnight Pooh by A.A. Milne- Favorite Children's Books

Becca McCurdy, RN CPNP

I always loved reading Goodnight Pooh by A.A. Milne to Jay and Ari when they were babies.  We also really liked If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff.


Goodnight Moon written by Margaret Wise Brown illustrated by Clement Hurd- Favorite Children's Books

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin Jr./Eric Carle - Favorite Children's Books

Dr. Ralph Fitzgerald

My favorites would have to be Goodnight Moon by  Margaret Wise Brown and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle.


The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess- Favorite Children's Books

Curious George by H.A. Rey - Favorite Children's Books

Dr. Vani Venkatachalam

My daughter, Kavya, loved when I would read to her The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss and Curious George by H.A. Rey.


Donna Thornley, RN CPNP Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Illustrated by Sheila McGraw - Favorite Children's Books

I love the book I Love You Forever by. It is so very touching. My family made up our own tune to the main words. The only problem is it makes me cry every time! My kids will always say “Mom are you crying?” I could only read it every once in a while!


Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems - Favorite Children's Books

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess- Favorite Children's Books

Dr. Darla Kincaid

I can’t pick just one favorite!  I love I Would Tuck You In by Sarah Asper-Smith,  Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems, and of course, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess.

It's Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler and illustrated by Roger Bollen- Favorite Children's BooksI Would Tuck You In by Sarah Asper Smith and Mitchell Watley- Favorite Children's Books

Oh, and I can’t forget Its Not Easy Being a Bunny from the PJ Funny Bunny Books by Marilyn Sadler. They are all so fun and teach great lessons!



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