I loved reading to my boys when they were young. Even though they were very active, they loved certain books and would sit and play while I read to them.
You can download a printable checklist of these books here:
- Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
- Caps for Sale
by Esphyr Slobodkina
- Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
by Virginia Lee Burton
- Billy And Blaze: A Boy And His Horse
by C.W. Anderson
- Days with Frog and Toad
by Arnold Lobel
- Big Dog… Little Dog (A Bedtime Story)
by P.D. Eastman
- Gus and Button
by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers
- A Tree Is Nice
by Janice May Udry
- The Big Snow
by Berta Hader and Elmer Hader
- Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss
- Little Bear
by Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak
I remember Green Eggs & Ham! Welcome to TT.
This is a fun list. McCloskey’s books are among my favorites, too. Just the other day we found my dad’s Homer Price by the one and only. You have great taste in books.
Oh you are taking me back. I love Mike Mulligan and his Steam shovel…
Great list, I only have girls, and only know green eggs and ham out of that list.
Angela at mommy bytes says
Cool we love Mike Mulligan and now I gotta check out the Five Chinese Brothers! Thanks for sharing and visiting.
Comedy Plus says
Green Eggs and Ham is the only one I know. Books are important things for the young and the old. Have a great TT. 🙂
What a great list! I love it!
Great list! My son is almost 4 years old and loves books.
ADORABLE picture! 🙂 And I LOVE Caps for Sale! It’s been too long since I’ve read it, and I’m sure my son has never heard it. I think I’ll get it for him for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for posting such a great list.
I’m definitely keeping these in mind. I just bought my son his first book. He’s only 5 months old but I really want to make sure he learns to read (and love it!) first before latching on to the computer and getting hooked on PC games like his dad! :o)
Ah yes, we have quite a few of these!
Awwwwww, I remember those days:) You have beautiful boys!! Happy TT.
We’ve read several of those, but not all. I’ll have to look for them somewhere. Maybe Amazon.
Joyful Days says
We’ve read most of those and they are wonderful!! Good choices.
What a great idea for a list! I should do this but for girl’s books (I only have daughters).
Hootin' Anni says
Welcome to Thursday 13.
Not only the list of books being great….you have TWO GREAT lookin’ kids.
Hope you can drop by and visit me today for my 13.
Brenda ND says
My sons liked all of these books! 🙂
Pop Tart says
I sooo just wrote about Billy & Blaze at CQ (where my other TT is) — I collect Anderson works!
We’ve read most of these at our house, but we’ll have to check out the others! Fun!
Peter Plum says
Great list. As a Plum with little ones I’ll have to check these out.
My TT is up!
Karen @ Simply A Musing Blog says
Some of those I’ve never heard of – thanks for the list, I’ll check them out!
Great list of books! I think we may have every single one of them on our shelves too!
Hey, just checked out your blog (funny – it’s the same layout as mine) and I’d love to add you to my favorite bloggers list. We have (and enjoy) most of those books, but my son’s very favorite right now is “Have You Seen My Cat?” by Eric Carle. He brings it in to read to US now!
1, 4, 5, 12 and 13 are all favorites around here – for both my son and my daughter.
Susan Helene Gottfried says
Ooh, fantastic list! It’s so important to get our boys reading — and to keep them reading as they get older. That means that Captain Underpants is in your future. If you can get past the horrible bathroom humor, it’s actually quite clever!
Working at Home Mom says
Those are all great books and I love the photo.
Another one is Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things that Go. I had it when I was little (still have it, actually) and I loved it even though I’m a girl. Any little boy that’s into cars would like it.
Frog and Toad! Actually, I love all of those. Have you ever read any of The Pigeon books? (Like Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.) They’re fun. Happy TT!
What a great list! We have quite a few of those. I love Ferdinand the best.
SJ Reidhead says
Not having children, the only one I am familiar with is Green Eggs and Ham.
The Pink Flamingo
I know this list is for boys, but have you ever read Miss Suzy? I remember reading it as a young child and absolutely loving it. Boys and girls both would like the storyâ€”there’s cute squirrels for girls and toy soldiers for boys!