Children’s Reading List Suggestions, Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of this series! Find more outstanding children’s book suggestions to add to your growing reading list. Instill a lifelong love of reading in your kids by sitting down with a classic story every night.

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Harold And The Purple Crayon

A little boy named Harold explores worlds of his own making with his favorite purple crayon. This story by Crockett Johnson is a wonderful tale all about imagination.

Make Way For Ducklings

The Robert McCloskey-penned story is all about a loving mother duck who takes her eight ducklings throughout the city of Boston. Everyone who encounters them must make way!


This series by Ludwig Bemelmans concerns Madeline, a spirited French girl who has many adventures at boarding school, including the removal of her appendix.

Anno’s Journey

A picture-only book, Anno’s Journey by Mitsumasa Anno showcases the supreme beauty of northern Europe via stunning illustrations.

Frog and Toad

The series by Arnold Lobel is about the adventures of Frog and Toad, two best friends.

The Story of Ferdinand

Ferdinand is hardly a stereotype, as he is a peaceful, calm bull whose favorite activity is relaxing under a cork tree. The delightful story by Munro Leaf shows that appearances are hardly always what they seem.

The Lorax

The Dr. Seuss classic is a great way to introduce your children to the issue of environmentalism. The Lorax features the beloved author’s whimsical prose and timeless illustrations.


Corduroy by Don Freeman is about a toy bear who magically comes to life in the middle of the night. He goes on a search for his missing button, or at least a replacement.

These and many, many other fabulous children’s books inspire your kids’ imaginations, teach them valuable life lessons, and help them appreciate what they have. What’s not to love?