In no particular order...
  1. Rosie Revere, Engineer
    Beautiful design. Imaginative story. Aspirational character.
  2. Little Blue Truck
    Great rhythm. Great message. Kids like to recite the story with me.
  3. I Want My Hat Back
    Stunning art. Great comedy.
  4. Red Knit Cap Girl
    Beautiful wood texture aesthetic in every background. Tiny details the kids point out.
  5. The Day the Crayons Quit
    So clever. Funny. Unexpected.
  6. The Chicken Problem
    Visually clever. Hilarious, unexpected rhymes. Gorgeous color palette and thoughtful design. Plus, 100 adorable chickens running wild!
  7. Every Thing On It
    Because when your kid asks for 17 stories, these short funny-meets-dark poems each qualify as one.
  8. The Gruffalo
    Classic. Great way to talk about different animal dwellings. Fun rhyming scheme. Great lesson.
  9. Itsy Mitsy Runs Away
    Love the stylized, whimsical illustrations. Kids love the playful, repetitive, lyrical writing. Like the dad-daughter relationship featured.
  10. Emergency Vehicles
    Love the detail in this hidden lift-the-flap book.
  11. The Story of Fish and Snail
    Playful. Imaginative. Deals with stubbornness, which is helpful in our house.
  12. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Classic. My son has memorized every word and 'reads' it to me. Beautiful illustration style. 3yo learned the days of the week from Eric Carle.