TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Favorite Children’s Books

Greetings Fellow Book Dragons!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme within the book community that was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey, but is now hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes.  If you’re interested in participating, find out more on the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic is Favorite Children’s Books!  This is not only the perfect opportunity to talk about some of my own personal favorite’s as a child, but also a few that I have loved reading with my own children!

So in no particular order here are my selections.

Wherever You Go

I really believe this is a modern version of the graduation gift that parents love to give with Oh, The Places You’ll Go.  The beautiful illustrations and lyrical rhymes create such a sweeping landscape of all the possibilities that await for a child, yet we are reminded that we should never forget the road that will always lead us home.

Anything by Chris Van Dusen

It’s so hard for me to do his books justice in my description, so just do yourself a favor and head to your nearest library or bookstore and read them now!

The Gruffalo

This is the quintessential book on how you tell a children’s story!  I just love Julia Donaldson and you can’t go wrong with any of her books, but this one is just so amazing, especially as someone who has studied children’s literature.

Charlotte’s Web

I loved this book as a child and recently read it aloud to my boys.  It was still just as amazing as it was to me as a child and I look forward to many more readings with them as they get older.


I had a thing as a kid for orphans, especially when they found hidden places to escape the world around them.


The Twenty-One Balloons

This one was just a fun and fantastical adventure that I loved, especially because it involved flying away in a hot air balloon and visiting exotic locales.
So those were just a few of my many favorites!  What were or are some of your favorite children’s books?  Let me know in the comments!

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