One of my favorite books was called The Little House by Virginia Burton. Captain Kangaroo used to read it from time to time - I'm showing my age! Its about a little house that was being squeezed out of its little place in the country by the city growing up around it with all its roads and freeways. That is, until someone moves the little house back to the country where it belongs. It also won a Caldecott Award for the pictures that go with the story.
Grren Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss because its funny and the illustrations catch children's attention.
From El Paso
I love Goodnight Moon!
I cannot say I had a favorite book from childhood. But I can tell you our 6 year old over 2 years ago had the book "CORDURY" read to him at Santa Claus,IN by Santa and he has loved this book since. We still have that book and he is learning to read so we are incorporating this to be one of the books he will be reading.
We dare to read "The Never Ending Story" together as a family of both young and old people.
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss...it is very melodic and all three of my kids love it...
I read corduroy when I was little and now my son loves reading him to!
From west rutland
dr suess because it rhymes and makes reading fun :)
From stevenson ranch
The best book to get your children to read is "Old Hat, New Hat". However my children learned to read using comics and catalogs. They had plenty of books but they saw them more as work rather than fun. It worked though. All of my kids are great readers and excellent writers.
We love anything Dr Seuss at our house.
Both of my girls loved Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? when they were smaller. I think they liked all the sound affects that are in the book. Thank you!
I loved reading "Henry Edward's Meadow", my husband used to love the "Hank the Cow Dog" series.
any animal book is great for beginners.
From Saint Albans
I always enjoyed the Sweet Pickles books. The characters were so different than other books.
My favorites to get them started reading were the "Bob" books. They worked like a charm and the simple line illustrations were funny and made the kids laugh and have a good time while reading. I can't recommend the Bob books highly enough.
From New YOrk
Good Night, Gorilla. It has very few words, but it introduces the concept of narrative stories.
Any Dr. Seuss book because they are short and funny!
Goodnight Gorilla - a simple story but lots going on in every picture
From Washington Court House
Dr. Suess has been wonderful for us. Thanks Because of the lerning and fun that is involved.
Any dr. Suess. They are colorful, fun, and rhyme. They will keep a child's attention.
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The Snowy Day because of the simple words and beautiful illustrations. thanks!
From Winston Salem
What would we do without Dr. Suess
My boys are enjoyiong the Pendragon series.
Marvin K. Mooney, a fun read for adult and child no matter how many times it is read.
ABC's by Dr. Seuss, I was asked to read this often enough that I had it memorized.
Good ol fairy tales before the children can even read will get their imagination and love for reading started!
Both my daughters love to read books, all books. My oldest daughter (3) loves her set of 4 Dora books. My youngest (2) just loves any books showing pictures of animals.
My kids have all started out by reading Dr. Seuss
I think it was called the hat book by Dr. Seuss....you know, old hat new hat? My daughter learned to read with that and other Seuss books.
From Elk River
I don't have readers yet but they love the Corduroy books so I'm sure they'll want to start with one of those. Thanks for the great contest!
the dick and jane series because they worked well for me.
Oh, the Places You'll Go
Thank you for having this. My favorite book to read to my children is The Giving Tree. Truly wonderful! Thank you!
Are You My Mother?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear is a good first book because it's so repetitive, but there are just so many great books for kids!
The Cat in The Hat. It's easy to read w/ all the rymes and it's a fun story!
From Fort Lee
All of the Dr. Suess books, Cat In The Hat and Green Eggs and Ham are our favorites.
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I would Say "Goodnight Moon" its such a sweet and simple story.
From elk grove
hop on pop by dr seuss
my kids always loved the Dr Suess books-Hop on Pop was one favorite-they are fun to read
Dr. Suess Green Eggs and Ham is a favorite of our kids. It's easy to read and with the words rhyming, they can figure out the words more easily. Thanks for this giveaway.
Dr Suess - Green Eggs and Ham is funny
Hooked on phonics books are so easy for the kids to read!
well some of the best books i know my kids love are corderroy,the snowy day ,green eggs and ham, and well i'm always reading all kinds of storys to my children
The most important thing is reading LOTS of books to kids, but we found the Rosemary Wells illustrated Mother Goose poems to be great. They poems are easily memorized and the font is very large, which helps kids learn to recognize sight words even when their vision doesn't allow for them to read smaller letters yet.
Any book with colorful pictures that capture the child's attention and help them "read" the story and short text so they can remember the story line. My grandson's favorite right now is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?"
Dr Suess - Green Eggs and Ham - it's funny and it catches the childs imagination - you have fun and learn at the same time.
Thanks for this great contest prize!
From Miramar Beach
The best book is Cinderella. I think it shows children the bond of love and that love is everlasting. I know it impacted me when my mother read it to me when I was a young boy.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss ;-) Always a fav!!
The Dr Suess books, Hop on Pop and Hand, Hand, Fingers, Toes are good. They are fun to read and to listen to. They are short enough that most toddlers will sit still and listen to them.
I think that all those fairytales, the brothers Grimm or Anderson ones are the best. My wife grew up reading them so she wants, and I agree, that they are fun to read and keep kids interested.
From central city
My son's favorite book is Goodnight Moon
From Saint Peters
"Goodnight Moon" has been a favorite of all the small children in our family.
I got my daughter to read after seeing Harry Potter. She became an avid reader after that. She has read them over and over.
Oh, the Places You'll Go! It is perhaps best known for the refrain, "Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed.
I love this book and started reading it when my kids were babies..this was his last book he wrote and to me says alot to each person..
My children adored The Snowy Day, and I think to this day they LOVE when school is cancelled due to snow. I always bring them to the library, instilling a lifelong love of reading.