CROWD LIST: WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOK (AND WHY)❓

Please suggest one specific book, not an entire series. Include book title, author name and a cover photo, if possible! ⚪️ A "crowd list" is a list where we all chime in on a common topic/question/survey/poll.
  1. Suggest your answer below! ⬇️
  2. The Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series is arguably not a "children's book" but I read them when I was a child and they were my favorite. So.
    Suggested by   @roche
  3. The Giving Tree
    My favorite book from childhood by far. The beautiful, complicated, story of purpose, loss, love, and selflessness.
    Suggested by   @gwcoffey
  4. "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. " by Judith Viorst
    It is incredibly accurate to describe a bad day. It all seems to pile up. An added bonus is that it has "Becky" in it.
    Suggested by   @becktacular
  5. But for a more appropriate suggestion, Shel Silverstein's Where The Sidewalk Ends. Reading SS's mordant wit felt like I was getting away with something, even though my parents gave me the book.
    Suggested by   @roche
  6. Tikki Tikki Tembo
    The book I had was the same book my mom read when she was little. I made her read it to me so many times that Tikki Tikki Tembo's full name will be forever memorized in my mind (Tikki Tikki Tembo No Sah Rembo Chari Bari Ruchi Pip Peri Pembo (not sure on the spelling, though!)).
    Suggested by   @welchcommaemma
  7. The Sleeping Book, Dr Seuss
    Great book
    Suggested by   @selfdiagnosedhipster
  8. The Way Things Work
    By John Macaulay | My grandparents gifted me this in 1999 and have gifted me other John Macaulay books since. They got a lot of use. Non-fiction, because that's how I've always rolled.
    Suggested by   @wmf
  9. Forgot to tag @bjnovak on above suggestion. Help me out @ListPrompts
    Suggested by   @OneManCold85
  10. The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
    Obvious answer, but I can't count how many kids I've had cracking up while I read this book to them. And I enjoy it just as much as they do. It's totally worth making a big ass out of yourself while reading it with 100% enthusiasm.
    Suggested by   @OneManCold85
  11. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Something about reading this book was so satisfying. I remember actually reading it every day as soon as I came home from school one year. I was obsessed.
    Suggested by   @sonyaellis
  12. Where the Red Fern Grows
    Definite favorite book I read as a child. Side note: WAS ANYBODY IN BATTLE OF THE BOOKS IN SCHOOL AND IF SO, does anyone have the reading lists from 1999-2002?? 📚
    Suggested by   @celestestelle
  13. Verdi!
    Loved that cute little yellow snake!
    Suggested by   @celestestelle
  14. Wonderful book about a teacher who actually takes the time to invest in the education of one of his students. A lot of teachers have impacted my life, so I relate to this one quite a lot.
    Suggested by   @crossedties
  15. Harry's Mad
    Dick King Smith was my main man when I was little. I had a hard time picking a favorite. Harry's Mad is about a crazy parrot a kid inherits from his uncle, cute + funny + birds = my everything as a child.
    Suggested by   @MandyKN
  16. Eloise at the Plaza
    It's okay to be an imaginative freak with a rich inner life.
    Suggested by   @jannychan
  17. "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" by Laura Numeroff
    This book has always been so satisfying to me. I think it's mainly the illustrations
    Suggested by   @shreyasaurus
  18. Goodnight Moon
    You get to look for the cute little mouse on every page! I was obsessed.
    Suggested by   @quixotic
  19. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
    Clever, hilarious characters and a great moral at the end.
    Suggested by   @amieshmamie
  20. Love You Forever
    Pure nostalgia. "Forever and always, my baby you'll be"
    Suggested by   @federmonster
  21. Go, Dog, Go
    This is one of the first books I learned to read, and I was fascinated by the rhymes. I remember reading it over and over as a kid.
    Suggested by   @elruff
  22. "Blueberries for Sal" by Robert McCloskey
    One of the first books my mom read to me as a kid! I still like the simplicity of the illustrations.
    Suggested by   @kate81
  23. The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders and Illustrated by Lane Smith
    All the suggestions are great, but this one is phenomenal. Not for infants, though. But adults will love it too.
    Suggested by   @lynn0826
  24. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The book that understands it is ok to be bad sometimes. Ah, the night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another ...
    Suggested by   @cindiegeddes
  25. the pictures were my favorite and the lesson this book taught is still engrained in my head
    i used to borrow this from the library every week and i never got bored of it
    Suggested by   @jessicannoli
  26. Hand, hand, fingers, thumb!
    Because it's fun! I loved this book as a kid - the rhymes, the monkeys, the drums - it's a perfect combination of fun!
    Suggested by   @jest