What...Again? Most requested Children's books

Top 10 What...Again? Most requested Children's books : The Monster at the End of this Book, Where the Wild Things Are, Goodnight Moon, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Gruffalo, The Little Engine That Could, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Corduroy, We're Going on a Bear Hunt

The Monster at the End of this Book
AuthorJon Stone
Many adults name this book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page—for fear of a monster at the end of the book. “Oh, I am so embarrassed,” he says on the last page . . . for, of course, the monster...
Where the Wild Things Are
AuthorMaurice Sendak
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper.

That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.

Goodnight Moon
AuthorMargaret Wise Brown
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one -- the little...
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
AuthorBill Martin Jr.
Subtexts: perspective, surveillance, paranoia!

I had to read this aloud maybe a hundred nights in a row before I noticed what the text was plainly saying: everyone thinks they are being watched! And ironically, they are the ones doing the watching! From the titular brown bear who is certain...
Harold and the Purple Crayon
AuthorCrockett Johnson
"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." So begins this gentle story that shows just how far your imagination can take you. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement. But this...
The Gruffalo
AuthorJulia Donaldson
My boy brought this to me a couple days ago, asking if I'd read it to him.

I did, and it's quickly become a new favorite.

It's not terribly complex, or long, or ethically enriching. But then again, not all books need to be.

What this book does have is a marvelously tight and deceptively...
The Little Engine That Could
AuthorWatty Piper
When I was seven, my Mom used to read to us from this little book.

It was one of many books scattered atop our bright red plastic-‘n-steel tabletop, and she was cataloguing them for her new Public Library!

It was a bright red-letter year for us kids, too, that year - a real Book Bonanza.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
AuthorMo Willems
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place—a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture...
AuthorDon Freeman
Have you ever dreamed of being locked in a department store at night? The endearing story of Corduroy paints a picture of the adventures that might unfold (for a teddy bear at least) in such a situation. When all the shoppers have gone home for the night, Corduroy climbs down from the shelf to look for his...
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
AuthorMichael Rosen
A Scathing Review of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, aka "The Children's Guide to Passive Suicide"

Before we go any further, a little context:


There are plenty of children's books about self destructive impulses. In The Cat in the...
Love You Forever
AuthorRobert Munsch
You have to read this creepy little book!
Licha, thank you so much for introducing this little gem to me.

So, I gathered 3 of my kids (ages 7, 10, & 12) around last night, and told them I wanted to get their opinion on a book. (view spoiler)[Would have loved to get the 15 year...
Guess How Much I Love You
AuthorSam McBratney
"Guess how much I love you," says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the...
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
AuthorJudith Viorst
The perennially popular tale of Alexander's worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child's bookshelf.

Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.

And it got worse...

His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch...
Llama Llama Red Pajama
AuthorAnna Dewdney
Llama, Llama red pajama waiting, waiting for his mama. Mama isn’t coming yet. Baby Llama starts to fret. In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and...
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
AuthorMo Willems
Merging expressive cartoon network-esque illustrations with beautiful black and white photographs of Brooklyn, this funny story tells how Trixie and Knuffle Bunny's trip to the laundromat with Dad goes terribly wrong when Trixie realizes some bunny's been left behind...! Her attempts to alert...
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
AuthorJudi Barrett

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is a cult classic children’s book by Judi Barrett along with illustrations by Ron Barrett and it is about a magical town called Chewandswallow (chew and swallow, get it?) where food just falls from the sky and provides people with everything they need....
A Bad Case of Stripes
AuthorDavid Shannon
My daughter is in 1st grade (age 6) and is TERRIFIED of this book. I realize it is very, very popular but my daughter has a great imagination and now she is very scared of eating orange, green, and blue foods. She pretty much only eats pink/red and white foods now.

We got this book as a gift from my father...
Room on the Broom
AuthorJulia Donaldson
The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many...
The Snowy Day
AuthorEzra Jack Keats
Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!

No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping...
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
AuthorBill Martin Jr.
What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child?

Lots of noise!

Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page!

Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle...
Bedtime for Frances
AuthorRussell Hoban
The big hand of the clock is at 12.
The little hand is at 7.
It is seven o' clock.
It is bedtime for Frances.

It may be bedtime for Frances, but before Frances can sleep, she needs a glass of milk, a kiss from Father, one from Mother, her teddy bear, her doll, another kiss from Father, and...
I Love You, Stinky Face
AuthorLisa McCourt
A vividly illustrated bedtime story that shows how the unconditional love of a mother can be tested through the relentless questions of her little boy.
"But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face?"

Mothers love their children...
Barnyard Dance
AuthorSandra Boynton
Everybody sing along—because it's time to do-si-do in the barnyard with a high-spirited animal crew! From Boynton on Board, the bestselling series of board books, here is BARNYARD DANCE, with Sandra Boynton's twirling pigs, fiddle-playing cows, and other unforgettable animals. Extra-big,...
100 Bible Facts About Jesus: The Exciting way to Learn
AuthorGinger Baum
To your avail, I have this fascinating book here that holds unique facts about Jesus Christ. It is mightily condensed with particulars that you cannot find inside of any other book unless you read the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is my go-to Book for everything! That is why I thoroughly researched over 500...
100 Fun Bible Facts: The Exciting way to Learn (100 Bible Facts Book 1)
AuthorGinger Baum
The truth has never been so fun to learn till now ! Adults and children all across the world are now remembering facts about the Bible with ease. This is because they are fascinated by how they can connect in a real way to these exciting truths. This is a tried-and-true motivating method that gives a clear...
AuthorBrett Axel
Using "fairy" and "goblin" in lieu of female and male, the author has created a timely allegorical fairy tale. A youngster named Julep, who lives in a forest tribe, insists on growing up to be a goblin rather than a fairy. The tribe learns to accept that Julep is a goblin at heart, eventually coming around...
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
AuthorMo Willems
PreSchool-Grade 2-The star of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Hyperion, 2003) returns in another irresistible tale. Hurrying away to brush his teeth, the pajama-clad bus driver implores readers not to let his feathered friend stay up late. Youngsters are thrust into the role of caregiver as the...
Harry the Dirty Dog
AuthorGene Zion
Gene Zion cunningly disguised one of the great existential questions of our age in this Dirty Harry book.

Do you feel lucky?

This is a book about identity:

Am I white (with black spots)
or black (with white spots)

About change and transition:

Giggle, Giggle, Quack
AuthorDoreen Cronin
Farmer Brown is going on holiday and so he asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. 'But keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble.' Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly to the letter. He orders pizza with anchovies for the hens, bathes the pigs with bubble bath, and lets the cows...
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!
AuthorMo Willems
When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. But . . . then a very sly and hungry duckling enters the scene and wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird?

In this hilarious follow-up to the acclaimed Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems...
Snowmen at Night
AuthorCaralyn Buehner
Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all! Caralyn Buehner's witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details...
The Little House
AuthorVirginia Lee Burton
Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she’s sad...
Blue Hat, Green Hat
AuthorSandra Boynton
Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colors and clothes in this Sandra Boynton classic.

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious...
The Gruffalo's Child
AuthorJulia Donaldson
The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood.

But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he?

'A brilliant sequel.' - Observer

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
AuthorAl Perkins
After a hiatus, Neo is back to do some reading aloud. He’s chosen some of the ‘Seuss-themed’ books, helping him with his rhyming words and also allowing him to be a tad silly. This book, quite popular in its own right, has a handful of monkeys working on drumming and humming while using their fingers...
Make Way for Ducklings
AuthorRobert McCloskey

The Big Chill Except With The Ducklings From Make Way For Ducklings, Now All Grown Up is what I originally was going to post for this review but then I was like you know who likes ridiculous things with extremely long titles is McSweeney's, I should see if they want this, and they did. Here are the...
Bad Kitty
AuthorNick Bruel
From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy when she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other...
Kitten's First Full Moon
AuthorKevin Henkes
The nationally bestselling picture book about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk, written by the celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Henkes, was awarded a Caldecott Medal.

From one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today comes a memorable...
We are in a Book!
AuthorMo Willems
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In We Are in a Book! Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers (and...
AuthorRobert Munsch
A childhood favourite of mine... it's time to pass it along to Neo. Mortimer is quite the child. When asked to remain quiet at bedtime, young Mortimer begins to sing at the top of his lungs. Visits from his father, massive sibling group, and the police seem not to stop this singing sensation from pushing...
Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed?
AuthorBarney Saltzberg
"A cheery piglet calls out affirmatives to a series of bedtime queries. . . . But the brightly colored pictures tell a different story. - KIRKUS REVIEWS

It’s time for bed, and Cornelius P. Mud knows what that means — putting his toys away, brushing his teeth, putting his pajamas on, all the...
What Do People Do All Day?
AuthorRichard Scarry
While Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? definitely is engagingly entertaining, full of details upon details and thus both textually and illustratively informative (and albeit I do also have fond memories using a school library copy in grade four to practice my English vocabulary), personally...
Bark, George
AuthorJules Feiffer
I occasionally find myself reading children's books to large gatherings of toddlers, moms and nannies. Life is odd, no? Madly trying to find something I had not read a hundred times before, I tried out this one and it was a smash hit. It is fairly short, so if you are doing a story time you might want to save...
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
AuthorMo Willems
Trixie can't wait to bring her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny to school and show him off to everyone. But when she gets there, she sees something awful: Sonja has the same bunny. Suddenly, Knuffle Bunny doesn't seem so one-of-a-kind anymore. Chaos ensues until the bunnies are taken away by Ms. Greengrove....
Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months
AuthorMaurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak, the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the iconic Where the Wild Things Are, created a warmly loved classic book of months, in verse, with Chicken Soup with Rice.

This rhyming book cleverly uses a little boy’s love for soup to teach children the months of the year and...
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
AuthorEd Emberley
This classic interactive book that has been helping children chase away nighttime fears for 25 years is perfect for Halloween--and all-year round!
Caldecott Award-winner Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to overcome bedtime frights. As...
The Seven Silly Eaters
AuthorMary Ann Hoberman
Five stars thanks to Marla Frazee's illustrations. I loved her work in All the World and am now a devoted fan. Her illustrations of family life just make me feel so happy! I am at once flooded with sweet memories of my own childhood and full of dreams for when I have kids of my own. She creates families and home-life...
I Wanna Iguana
AuthorKaren Kaufman Orloff
Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances:...
Ten Red Apples
AuthorPat Hutchins
Ten Red Apples, is a picturebook that can be read to and enjoyed by the nursery age group. It is about a farmer and his wife that have an apple tree. All of the farm animals continue to eat his apples which leaves none for his wife to make an apple pie, but then they find another one and all is well. It is a very cute,...
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
AuthorRoald Dahl
Tonight I just finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory with my son. This is the first chapter book I've read all the way through with him. And it was a ton of fun.

First off, I'll admit that I love the movie. I grew up with it. (I'm talking about the Gene Wilder version, of course.)I'll...
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