Favorite Children’s Book Authors
Did you know that it is Favorite Children’s Authors and Illustrators week? We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to share what our favorites and our children’s favorites are! Check out our list of favorites below. Do you have any that didn’t make our list? Let us know on here, Facebook or Twitter!
One of her favorite children’s authors is Mo Willems, who has written Knuffle Bunny, Knuffle Bunny Too, Knuffle Free, and the entire Elephant & Pippie series. One of her other favorites to read to her kids is My First Classical Music Book, by Genevieve Helsby and Jason Chapman.
“Our two-year-old, Hannah, loves The Napping House by Audrey Wood. She keeps bringing it to me to have her read it again and again. She is too young to articulate why she likes it, but it is probably the repeated phrases which younger kids love.”
He’s read the following books to his children and now his grandchildren:
- Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown
- Go Dog Go, by P.D. Eastman
- Tikki Tikki Tembo, by Arlene Mosel
“Oliv loves The Berenstein Bears series. I like these stories because they talk about real life situations that kids go through like cleaning up their room, helping out chores, going to the doctor, etc….it helps kids relate back to real life. London loves Roald Dahl: Big Friendly Giant, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach. Almost all of his books have a “good over evil” theme. I personally loved the Amelia Bedelia stories when I was a kid. There was a lot of humor and goofiness surrounding Amelia Bedelia’s misinterpretation and misunderstanding of things.”
“I have many and I can’t pick a favorite. Most of these I can still recite by heart after reading them tons of times to my kids. They are all of my favorites because nothing is better than seeing the kids reactions over and over and then hearing them repeat the words for the first time.”
- Brown Bear Brown Bear, by Bill Martin, Jr.
- Seven Silly Eaters, by Mary Ann Hoberman
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
- Is your Mama a Llama, by Deborah Guarino
“Sign of the Seahorse, by Graeme Base. Both my kids loved it, I read it to them all the time.”
Goodnight iPad, by Ann Droyd. “It’s a fun spin on the book Goodnight Moon. This version cracks me up, and relates to the younger generation.”
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, “because it’s a classic!”
- Corduroy, by Don Freeman
“Socks for Supper, by Jack Kent; it’s about sharing and doing good for the less fortunate.”
Posted February 5, 2014