12 Favorite Children's Books to Read Aloud

Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read. ~Marilyn Jager Adams

12 Favorite Children's Books to Read Aloud

For August's Take Twelve, I wanted to capture the images of some of my favorite children's books. These twelve books have playful illustrations and most importantly, they are all enjoyable to read. I've read them aloud to both my children over the past several years and the books have wear and tear to prove it.

In no particular order, here are my top twelve favorite children's books to read aloud:

1. Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman

2. Night, Night, Baby by Mandy Ross and illustrated by Kate Merritt

3. The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

4. If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond

5. Where's My Teddy? by Jez Alborough

6. Teeny, Tiny Mouse by Laura Leuck and illustrated by Pat Schories

7. Would You Like to Play Hide & Seek in This Book with Lovable, Furry Old Grover? by Jon Stone and illustrated by Mike Smollin

8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle

9. Bing: Yuk! by Ted Dewan

10. Sweet Dreams, Mimi by Julie Aigner-Clark and illustrated by Nadeem Zaidi

11. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd

12. Moo in the Morning by Barbara Maitland and illustrated by Andrew Kulman

What's your favorite book to read aloud? ~Danielle

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Also see: Tips for nurturing reading in young children (written by me)

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