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  • Here are some of the best children's books of all time. I know your child will love reading these! 

     

    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    <i><br><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0064431789/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Where the Wild Things Are</a></i> 
 (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0064431789/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Buy here</a>)</strong></br>By Maurice Sendak. The adventure that has inspired generations of children to let out their inner monsters, showing how imagination allows for an escape from life’s doldrums. It’s also a moving testament to family love: when young Max returns from his reverie, his mother has saved him a hot dinner.

     

    Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

    <i><br><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0399214577/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Owl Moon</a></i>
(<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0399214577/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Buy here</a>)
</strong></br>By Jane Yolen, illustrations by John Schoenherr. Many young bird watchers likely owe their passion to this story of a father-daughter trip to find the elusive great horned owl takes flight thanks to Schoenherr’s evocative woods-at-night illustrations.

     

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    <i><br><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060256656/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">The Giving Tree</a></i>     (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060256656/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Buy here</a>)
</strong></br>By Shel Silverstein. It’s hard to imagine a story more poignant than the tale of a tree that gives its life for a boy turned self-centered young man. It’s been interpreted along environmentalist and religious lines, but all can agree on the beauty of its underlying theme of generosity.

     

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

     

    <i><br><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0140544518/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">The True Story of the Three Little Pigs</a></i> (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0140544518/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Buy here</a>)</strong></br>By Jon Scieszka, illustrations by Lane Smith. This ironic, witty book, which revises the story of the pigs as an exculpatory memoir by the wolf—who claims he’s not so big and bad at all!—is a welcome corrective to more saccharine tales. It also introduces young readers to the notion of dueling perspectives.

     

    Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel

    <i><br><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060580860/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Frog and Toad (series)</a></i> (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060580860/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Buy here</a>)</strong></br>By Arnold Lobel. Two inseparable best friends keep each other company during all their adventures.

     

    Corduroy by Don Freeman

    <i><br><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0140501738/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Corduroy</a></i>
(<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0140501738/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Buy here</a>)</strong></br>By Don Freeman. In the middle of the night, a toy bear comes to life and hops off the shelf to replace his missing button.

     

    Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

    <br><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0152802177/?tag=timecom-20" target="_blank">Stellaluna</a></strong></br>By Janell Cannon. An orphaned baby bat experiences growing pains when she is raised by a family of birds.