I have a new baby and a three year old. (And there's my wonderful husband, too.) They're the first grandchildren on both sides of the family, so they're getting spoiled with way too many toys. I've started telling people that if they absolutely must buy things for my kids (and sometimes you just gotta), they should get books.
But there are a lot of not-so-great books out there, ones that I get sick of reading. What can I say? I'm picky about my children's literature.
So, I'm creating a list of books I want my children to have, books I loved as a child, books they will treasure for years, books they will save for their own children.
There are the picture books: Goodnight Moon, Blueberries for Sal, Where the Wild Things Are.
And then there are ones for as they get older. Beautiful, illustrated, hardcover editions of Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, the Chronicles of Narnia, the stories of Hans Christian Anderson, and on up through Beverly Cleary, Charlotte's Web, A Little Princess, and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Oh, the list goes on and on. But I need help. Which books would top your list? Quick, before we get another toy that makes horrid bleeping noises. We need more books!