Our Favorite Books

Courtesy of my wife, the favorite books in our house, by year:



The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

Here Are My Hands, by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault

Open the Barn Door, by Christopher Santoro


1 Year Old

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

Who’s Hiding?, by Santoru Onishi

The Mitten, by Jan Brett


2 Years Old

Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, by Richard Scarry

Bunny Cakes, by Rosemary Wells

A Good Day, by Kevin Henkes


3 Years Old

My Friend Bear, by Jez Alborough

The Giant Jam Sandwich, by John Vernon Lord

Cupcake, by Cherise Mericle Harper


4 Years Old

Piggy Bunny, by Rachel Vail

The Frog and Toad Collection Box Set, by Arnold Lobel

The Hello, Goodbye Window, by Norton Juster and Chris Raschka


5 Years Old

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo

Library Mouse, by Daniel Kirk

Brave Irene, by William Steig


6 Years Old

My Book About Me, by Dr. Seuss

Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary

Duck for President, by Doreen Cronin


7 Years Old

The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart

Stone Soup, by Marcia Brown

James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl


8 Years Old

Justin Case: School, Drool and Other Daily Disasters, by Rachel Vail

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

Matilda, by Roald Dahl