If you take a moment to think about it, I’m sure you can remember some of your favorite children’s picture books that were read to you as a kid. Many of the books that your little one(s) wind up getting will most likely be given to you by friends and family, but odds are there will be some favorites you’ll be missing. Momspecting and I found that we needed to jog our memories a little to remember a few of our favorites, so just in case you need a little help as well, we put together a list of what we would consider essential picture books for every child’s bookshelf.
Some of my favorites included Oh, the Places You Will Go, Where the Wild Things Are, and even more obscure titles, such as Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes. Even though they haven’t been born yet, we’ve been enjoying reading some of the books we’ve already received to our twins and can’t wait to find out which ones they enjoy the most!
It was also a lot of fun to share stories with Momspecting about her favorite titles. I actually hadn’t heard of one of her most favorite books, The Paper Bag Princess. If my memory serves me correctly, it’s actually the first book I read to our little girls in the womb! Which, if you haven’t started reading to your little one(s) already, you definitely should. Babies can start hearing in the womb as early as 18 weeks. Reading to them while they are in there can help them with bonding, especially with Dad! We look forward to seeing if they react to my voice or not when they’re born! (crossing fingers!)
If you have any suggestions, feel free to reach out and let us know. We’d love to add some titles our readers enjoy and it’d be great to see if we like them as well.