Books

17 classic books every child should read

Build your baby's library with these classic books that every kid should read.

By Emily Piccinin

17 classic books every child should read

Classic children's books

Classic books

We all have a favourite childhood book, whether it's much-loved Goodnight Moon or a silly Robert Munsch tale. Here's our ultimate list of 17 classic books every child should own. 

Read more: Kids' books we love>

17 classic books every child should readPhoto: iStockphoto

Alligator Pie

Written by Dennis Lee and illustrated by Frank Newfeld, HarperCollins

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $16

17 classic books every child should read

Curious George

Written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Books

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $18

17 classic books every child should read

The Hockey Sweater

Written by Roch Carrier and illustrated by Sheldon Cohen, Tundra Books

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $14 

17 classic books every child should read

Love you Forever

Written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw, Firefly Books

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $12

17 classic books every child should read

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Written and illustrated by Mo Willems, Hyperion Press

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $14 

17 classic books every child should read

Thomas' Snowsuit

Written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko, Annick Press

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $7

17 classic books every child should read

The Runaway Bunny

Written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, HarperCollins

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $12

17 classic books every child should read

The Snowy Day

Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, Penguin

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, from $6

17 classic books every child should read

The Cat in the Hat

Written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss, Random House

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $11

17 classic books every child should read

Where the Wild Things Are

Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $10

17 classic books every child should read

I Stink

Written by Kate McMullan and illustrated by Jim McMullan, HarperCollins

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $9

17 classic books every child should read

Lost and Found

Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $10

17 classic books every child should read

I Love My Hair

Written by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and illustrated by E.B. Lewis, Little, Brown Books 

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $10

17 classic books every child should read

Madeline

Written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans, Viking Juvenile

Where to buy: Amazon.ca, $14 

17 classic books every child should read

Puff the Magic Dragon

Written by Lenny Lipton and Peter Yarrow, illustrated by Eric Puybaret, Sterling 

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $15

17 classic books every child should read

Z is for Zamboni

Written by Matt Napier and illustrated by Melanie Rose, Cherry Lake Publishing

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $8

17 classic books every child should read

The Gruffalo

Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, Pan Macmillan UK

Where to buy: Chapters.indigo.ca, $10

17 classic books every child should read

Raise a reader!

The secret to raising readers> 

If you don’t give your kids books they can treat every which way, how will they ever learn to care about books at all?

17 classic books every child should readPhoto: iStockphoto

This article was originally published on Aug 05, 2016
FILED UNDER:
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement