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.
“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 Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
- Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
- Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
- School of Awake: A Girl’s Guide to the Universe by Kidada Jones
“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
- Birds by Kevin Henkes
- How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
- Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama
- Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni
- Otis by Loren Long
What are your kids reading?
(Book covers via Amazon)