11 Must-Have Books in the Nursery

Reading – whether to a newborn, toddler, or child – is a beautiful moment in time. I can remember my parents or grandparents reading to me before bed, and the excitement of what we would be diving into together – where we would be going and what we would be seeing. It’s something that your cutie will look forward to and remember in years to come, too.

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The books on this list were my favorite as a child – especially Where the Wild Things Are! They are classics, and they should always have a safe place on the bookshelf.

#1: Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Ah, the perfect bedtime story. It’s just a classic.

#2: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. The kind of book you don’t fully comprehend until you are reading it to your kiddos, and probably crying. Much deeper than you knew back then!

#3: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Collect them all for colorful pages and rhyming fun. The Cat in the Hat is a close second.

#4: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. For the adventurous soul. It’s a beautiful, short story.

#5: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy this book, aside from Moms who read it a zillion times per week.

#6: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. This book will get you right in the feels.

#7: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Lauren Numeroff. The mouse is just so darn cute. Your munchkin will love it, and will be finishing your sentences in no time.

#8: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Another classic for those cozy nights during holiday season.

#9: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault. A colorful and bold book that will teach your kiddo all about the alphabet.

#10: Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola. I just love this little old woman, and you and your child will, too.

#11: Corduroy by Don Freeman. A cute bear on the hunt for a missing button – what’s not to love?

Which is your favorite – or your munchkin’s favorite?

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