Your Favorite Children's Books
Oh man. Children's books are a lifelong love affair, for me. I love them as a kid... I loved them as a teen... I love them, now. I can't wait to have books out of my own!
- •Eloise by Kay ThomasEloise is my ride or die. She was the first fictional character completely capture me. I wanted desperately wanted to be even half as original, unique, or confident as Eloise. I even got a pug to be like Eloise. (And also a turtle)
- •Madeline by Ludwig BemelmansThere's something magical about Madeline. It's sweet and whimsical. I remember, even as a little kid, being obsessed with the art.
- •If You Give A Moose A MuffinEvery Saturday, my parents would take me to Barnes and Noble and I would spend the whole time reading all the children's books. This was my favorite.
- •The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleA timeless classic. I don't know one kid who dislikes this book.
- •Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakI have ALWAYS been mesmerized by this book. The colors. The monsters. The imagination. The inking 😩. Maurice Sendak was a master of phrasing things perfectly. "Oh, please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so."
- •The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid TalesI can't even count how many times I check this book out of the library. Strange takes on classic children's stories, where the villains are the good guys, and everything is turned on its head.
- •In my adult life:
- •I Want My Hat Back by Jon KlassenJon Klassen's humor is my favorite thing. He's dry humored and grim - but so imaginative. His Hat books are the best.
- •This Is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenAnother classic hat book. That giant fish didn't deserve a tiny hat. It looks better on the tiny fish anyway. 😌
- •This Moose Belongs To Me by Oliver JeffersOliver Jeffers is a genius. His clever phrasing and ridiculous artistic abilities make me hate him with love.
- •Stuck by Oliver JeffersAnother Oliver Jeffers classic.
- •The Book With No Pictures by @bjnovakOBVIOUSLY! I fell in love with this before I fell in love with Li.st. It's the most ridiculously simple and creative take on a children's book!