We have an ever changing inventory of books at our house. Some are hand-me-downs, some we buy used and some we buy new. When the boys grow out of them we give them away. But some we keep to hand down to their children.

These are the ones we’ll keep.

We love Oliver Jeffers and his funny, strange and magical stories.

Our Favorite Children's Books
Our Favorite Children's Books

Gaston teaches us that you don’t have to be born into a family to be a part of it.

This gorgeous book full of woodland friends teaches children about the seasons.

Our Favorite Children's Books

Counting With Barefoot Critters is every bit as gorgeous as Adventures With Barefoot Critters.

Our Favorite Children's Books
Our Favorite Children's Books

Jon Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat is about a little fish who steals a big fish’s little hat.

A tale about a bear who discovers where true happiness comes from.

Our Favorite Children's Books
Our Favorite Children's Books

This adorable classic by Richard Scarry is a perfect first board book.

Our Favorite Children's Books
Our Favorite Children's Books

We have The Snowy Day, Dandelion, Goodnight Moon, Corduroy etc. because you’ve gotta have the classics.

Madeline’s Rescue was the first Madeline book we ever read. We love the entire series.

Our Favorite Children's Books
Our Favorite Children's Books

Botanicum is fascinating.

If you think plants are boring, this book will change your mind.

Finn can spend hours studying the creatures in this gorgeously illustrated book.

Our Favorite Children's Books
Our Favorite Children's Books

Joseph Kuefler’s book is one of our favorite new discoveries about the most adorable little adventurer.

It’s The Life Aquatic for little ones.

Usborne books are some of the best educational books we own. You can buy all of them through the Usborne system but often you’ll find them second hand on Amazon.

Our Favorite Children's Books
Our Favorite Children's Books

One of our most gifted books. Every child should experience The Gruffalo.

Our Favorite Children's Books

The perfect follow up to The Gruffalo. Also available in Scots (we totally read it in Scots)

Our Favorite Children's Books

My favorite Dr Seuss book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go encapsulates all that I want for my boys.

Our Favorite Children's Books
Our Favorite Children's Books

Two more books from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, because they really are brilliant.