In honor of Read Across America Day, on this, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, we’re celebrating the importance of reading (and a good book) by sharing some of our family favorites. Which reminds us, it’s about time to find a new can’t-put-it-down for our bedside table.

The Books on Our Kids’ Must-Read Lists

“Reading with little ones is so important…and for me and my girls, it’s a special time to connect. There’s just something that happens when we read together — the best questions, the best conversations…and the best giggles.” — JA

The Books on Our Kids’ Must-Read Lists

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  2. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  3. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  4. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
  5. School of Awake: A Girl’s Guide to the Universe by Kidada Jones

The Books on Our Kids’ Must-Read Lists

“Our bedtime ritual (and the books that go with it) began when my children were tiny babies — and it’s probably one of our most special times as a family. There’s nothing better than seeing the wonder and joy on their faces as we read to them…and now, as they read to us. Perhaps my favorite: the inevitable request for just one more book.” — CTG

The Books on Our Kids’ Must-Read Lists

  1. Birds by Kevin Henkes
  2. How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
  3. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama
  4. Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni
  5. Otis by Loren Long

What are your kids reading? 

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