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Fairfield County Moms Blog’s 50+ Favorite Children’s Books

March 2nd marks the 20th anniversary of the National Education Alliance’s Read Across America Day, held annually on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Read Across America is a “year-round program focused on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources”. In celebration, my co-contributors, my daughters, and I are sharing 50+ of our favorite children’s books!  
favorite books

Ages 0-2
Baby Loves to Boogie by Wednesday Kirwan
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
First 100 Trucks by Roger Priddy
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
The Little Boy or Girl Who Lost Their Name 
Princess Baby
by Karen Katz
Shark Bite! by Beatrice Costamagna 
The Wheels on the Bus 
Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill 
Favorite Books

Ages 2-4
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle? 
Corduroy by Don Freeman
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Series) by Laura Numeroff 
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
Llama Llama Red Pajama (Series) by Anna Dewdney
LMNO Peas and 123 Peas by Keith Baker
Otis (Series) by Loren Long
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister 
The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra
Stanley Goes Fishing by Craig Frazier
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Whose Tools? by Toni Buzzeo 

favorite books

Ages 3-5
Anything by Dr. Seuss
Ada Twist, Scientist, Iggy Peck, Architect, and Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty 
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt 
Eloise by Kay Thompson
Fancy Nancy (Series) by Jane O’Connor
Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Monkey on his Back by Howard Binkow 
I’m Dirty & I Stink 
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek 
Ladybug Girl (Series) by David Soman
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Pinkalicious (Series) by Victoria Kann
Press Here and Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
Time for Bed by Mem Fox 

favorite books

Ages 5+
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Elephant & Piggie (Series) by Mo Willems
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Magic Tree House (Series) by Mary Pope Osborne
Mercy Watson (Series) by Kate DiCamillo
National Geographic Readers (Series)
The Princess in Black (Series) by Shannon Hale
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes 

What’s your favorite children’s book?

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