7 Must Have Books for Children

My daughter and I read together every night. Not only is is a relaxing bonding time for us, it is also helping her learn in ways she doesn’t even understand. It seems like we are always reading the same few books though. I let her pick out the book for the night and it is always a rotation of the same seven. So I decided to compile a list of the top 7 must have books for children as chosen by a four year old.

 The top 7 books you must read with your children. thecoffeemom.net

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For my baby shower with Mr. Luca, I decided to ask for books as opposed to cards. I thought it was a genius idea, and apparently it has become quite a common occurrence. I know quite a few of my childless friends mentioned that they were unsure about what books to get. They wanted to get one that was educational and that Luca would eventually love and they turned to seasoned mothers for recommendations. I received a ton of amazing books at my baby shower and I am eternally grateful to my wonderful friends and family. You just can’t top a good book.

Top 7 Books


Goodnight Moon


This book is a classic. I remember it from my childhood and it has become one of my daughter’s favorites. It is simple and calming and kids love it.


Green Eggs and Ham

My daughter loves all of the Dr. Seuss books but Green Eggs and Ham is her absolute favorite. While this book can be a tongue twister to read, it is a fun one.


Love You Forever

This book makes me cry every time I read it. It is a beautiful story about a mother’s love that will forever be a classic.


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree

This book is just silly and fun. It is a board book, which is awesome for younger children. It helps teach your child letters in a fun way. Willow laughs hysterically every time we read it.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?

Another board book, this one is almost as fun as the aforementioned book. Different colored animals help teach your child colors and animals in a silly way.


5 Minute Princess Stories

We purchased this book during one of our family Disney trips, though it appears much less expensive on Amazon. There is a ton of short 5 minute stories centered around different princesses. Willow loves picking out which princess we will read about at night.


Snuggle Piggy and the Magic Blanket

Snuggle Piggy is probably my favorite out of all of these books. It was a favorite of mine as a kid, and my Aunt hand made me my very own “magic blanket”. The only issue with this book is that it has been discontinued. It can be difficult to find but it is worth it if you can get your hands on it.



Now that you know what our family’s favorite kid’s books are, I want to know what your favorites are. I am always up for a good recommendation for children’s books.



    • admin says:

      I remember my mom reading Goodnight Moon to me as a kid. It is really nice that so many of these kids books are still relevant from our childhood.

  1. Jason Tremere says:

    “I Love You Through and Through” is a lighter than “Love You Forever” and gets a nightly read to our 7-year-old:


    His French mom reads him the French version (Je T’Aime de La Tete Aux Pieds).

    If you she loves Dr. Seuss, check out anything and everything by Mo Willems:


    I borrow 6 from the library, take them back and get another 6. Hilarious stuff even for adults!

  2. Louise says:

    Ah! We’ve done most of these. And we read Green Eggs and Ham again just last week with my 4-year-old. Certainly a favourite. As for us, we were fans of all the Sandra Boynton books – personal favourites over here are Hippos Go Berserk & The Bunny Rabbit Show!

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