One of the most important things to do with your kids is to read to them. Reading open ups the imagination and is a great way to learn. There are millions of children’s books, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are very good. (Come on, don’t tell me you’ve never read a children’s book that even you thought was subpar.) There are some very talented authors out there that have written some fantastic books that stand the test of time—books that your kids will still enjoy reading to their own kids. Below are my five favorite children’s book authors—you should probably just go buy all of their books right now. Just saying.
1. Anna Dewdney
If you haven’t heard of or read (or already own) any of the Llama Llama books, then get onto Amazon and order the whole lot because they are some of the most enjoyable kids’ books I have ever read. Personally, I have Llama Llama Red Pajama memorized. Anna Dewdney creates adorable stories that teach a very important lesson—such as patience, sharing, et cetera.
2. Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar–do I really need to say anymore? These simple stories with their colorful illustrations must be a staple in your child’s book collection.
3. Shel Silverstein
I grew up loving Shel Silverstein books with his simple drawings and your child should too.
4. Sandra Boynton
Okay, I cannot express enough how much I love all of Sandra Boynton’s books. These cute little board books will become your kid’s favorite—and yours as well. My personal recommendation is But Not The Hippopotamus.
5. Dr. Seuss
Were you wondering where Dr. Seuss was? OF COURSE HE IS ON THIS LIST. Be real. I shouldn’t even have to explain why Dr. Seuss is one of the best children’s book authors OF ALL TIME. My favorite as a kid was I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, though one of my all-time favorites is There’s a Wocket in My Pocket. If you don’t own any Dr. Seuss books, or you do and you don’t have them memorized, then you’re doing it wrong.Google+