We were on Fox 2 Detroit this morning talking about our book drive for Children’s Hospital during National Reading Month and we asked our friends on Facebook to share their favorite books for us to reference. The response was overwhelming and we had to share your favorites! From timeless classics to new finds, there are a lot of great books in this list. Read them with your littles and buy one to donate to kids who are spending time in the hospital.


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Popular Picks

The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman 

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter

The Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister


More Favorite Books!

Dr. Seuss books

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

Giraffes Can’t Dance! by Giles Andreae

The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont

The Goodnight Train by June Sobel

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker

The Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Curious George books

No Fits, Nilsson! by Zacharia OHora

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont and David Catrow

Little People, Big Dreams books

If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by James and Kimberly Dean

Otis by Loren Long

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Quantum Physics for Babies by Chris Ferrie

How Do Dinosaurs Say books

Chocolate Me by Taye Diggs

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Paddington books

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Little owls night by Divya Srinivasan

Dinosaur Dance! by Sandra Boynton

John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Ordinary People Change the World books

I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa Mccourt

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

Marvin Stench by Zepp

The Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul

What Do You See?: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Endangered Animals by Stephen Krensky

You’re Here for a Reason by Nancy Tillman

Whose Toes Are Those by Jabari Asim

I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell

Wake Up Little Owl by Gareth Llewhellin

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love by Nancy Tillman

Mercy Watson books


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