Taking time out to read with your children can never start too soon, but the experience becomes infinitely more fun the older and more engaged they get. Our in-house blogger mom, Hana Elawadi, from “Freckles N’ Fro” is here to share her top book recommendations for different ages and households.

Top eight reading books for toddlers: 

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
  2. Counting Kisses, by Karen Katz
  3. Baby Happy Baby Sad, by Leslie Patricelli
  4. The Family Book, by Todd Parr
  5. Are You My Mother?, by P.D. Eastman
  6. I Know A Rhino, by Charles Fuge
  7. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin Jr / Eric Carle
  8. Yummy Yucky, by Leslie Patricelli
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Top eight books for pre-schoolers: 
  1. The Neighborhood Mother Goose, by Nina Crews
  2. Charlie and Lola’s Opposites, by Lauren Child
  3. The Incredible Book Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers
  4. Happy Birthday Moon, by Frank Asch
  5. I Stink, by Kate & Jim McMullan
  6. Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
  7. Bully, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  8. What Pet Should I Get?, by Dr.Seuss

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Top books for step families:
  1. Mom’s House, Dad’s House For Kids, by Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
  2. The Everything: Parents Guide To Children And Divorce, by Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D.
  3. My Father Married Your Mother, edited by Anne Burt

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