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Classic Children's Books to Read in 2016

by Jenna Gleason

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Let’s start with the classic children's books. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle has never gone out of style. With its vibrant colors and cool design, this book is one of the very few that are actually still being read in schools.

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Let's not forget about “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Anderson. I’m sure you remember that one. It was probably read to you by your parents, and to your parents by theirs.

The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister was a personal favorite of mine. I couldn't put that book down when I was in grade school. It never got old (and it still hasn't)!

Goodnight Moon”, the “Frog and Toad” series, “Where The Wild Things Are”, Dr. Seuss's vast catalog, the “Curious George” series, the “Arthur” books, and “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” are all books that made school fun back in the “old days”. Has it really been that long since we stopped reading these books or has the technological revolution warped my perception of time?

These primers are called classic children's books for a reason. They are remembered through generations of children's memories. Have your children forgotten about them?

Continued on page 3 The Baby Sitters Club, Amelia Bedelia and more...


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